With World Cup and Asian Cup experience already under her belt, skilful midfielder Katrina Gorry will now get the chance to test herself on the Olympic stage at Rio.
The diminutive 23-year-old got her first break in the Australian W-League in 2009 and after three seasons in the competition she made her national team debut midway through 2012. She has since played in both Canada and the US.
After a stellar 2014 which saw her score three spectacular goals at the Asian Cup, Gorry was named the Asian Football Confederation Player of the Year. Unfortunately her heroics were unable to lift her side to a second straight Asian Cup as they went down to Japan in the final. She again played a key role in the green and gold at the 2015 World Cup when the side progressed through to the quarter-finals in Canada.
She helped Australia get off to a winning start at the Olympic qualifiers when she scored in her side’s 3-1 win over hosts Japan. Her late goal against North Korea helped the side secure their first appearance at a Games since Athens 2004.
Gorry has a tattoo on her ribs with a clock that outlines her Australian cap number (183) and points to her debut date for the Australian side.
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Brisbane, QLD, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut.
- 1st - Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers (Japan)
- 7th - 2015 World Cup (Canada)
- 2nd - 2014 Asian Cup (Japan)
- Beating Brazil in the round of 16 at the 2015 Women's World Cup
- Winning AFC Player of the Year in 2014
- Making my national team debut in 2012
- Christian Outreach College (QLD, Australia)
- Cavendish Road Stat High School (QLD, Australia)
- Diploma of Business
Primary Training Base
Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra
Secondary Training Base
Capalaba Soccer Club, Brisbane
- Left sock on before my right and always 2 showers before a game
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Favourite music
- Bit of Everything
- Dream car
- Mercedes A250
- Personal Motto
- Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal.
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Coffee and Banana bread
- Ambigram mum/dad on my wrists. Clock on ribs with cap number 183 in 3d and hands pointing to 11/7 debut date. family names on my feet and sisters initials with a bird on the opposite rib. Nose pierced , ears
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- 100m Hurdles
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Cathy Freeman
- First Olympic Memory?
- Cathy Freeman winning Gold
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- Mum & Dad
- Why this sport?
- Followed in my Brothers Footsteph