Jamie Dwyer is set to make Australian history by becoming the oldest men’s hockey player at the Games as he makes his fourth Olympic appearance at Rio.
The 37-year-old’s record at the highest level speaks for itself having won five world's best player awards, Olympic gold, two Olympic bronze medals, three Commonwealth gold medals, World Cup gold and five Champions Trophy tournaments.
Having been selected to make his debut in 2001, Dwyer won his first of three consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medals in Manchester in 2002. He became a household name when he scored the winning goal for Australia at his first Olympic Games in Athens as he secured the first Olympic gold medal for the Australian men's hockey team after 48 years of participation in Olympic competition. It was in the same year that his heroics saw him win his first world's best player of the year award.
He led the team to their first World Cup victory in 24 years in 2010 when Australia broke their long standing drought after a hard fought 2-1 victory over Germany in the final. The Top Australian goal scorer of 2015 (16 goals) will head to Rio having played over 350 games and scoring over 234 goals for Australia and will be looking to confirm Australia's number one ranking in the world.
Throughout his record breaking career Dwyer has also tested himself in tough European competitions, playing in both Holland and Germany, with his latest stint being for Dutch side Bloemendaal H.C. Dwyer's brother in-law is fellow hockey Olympian Mark Knowles.
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Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
Perth, WA, Australia
- 2012 London - 3rd (hockey) 2008 Beijing - 3rd (hockey) 2004 Athens - 1st (hockey)
- 1st - 2015 World League Final (Raipur, India)
- 1st – 2015 Oceania Cup (Stratford, New Zealand)
- 1st - 2015 World League Semi-Final (Antwerp, Belgium)
- 1st – 2014 World Cup (The Hague, Netherlands)
- 1st - 2013 Oceania Cup (Stratford, New Zealand)