Rachael Lynch

Rachael Lynch

Hockey Schedule & Results

(Local) / 10:00 AM 15 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarterfinal

4 (Won)

2 (Lost)

New Zealand

Australia


Rachael Lynch


(Local) / 07:30 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool B

2 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Japan


Rachael Lynch


(Local) / 06:00 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool B

1 (Won)

0 (Lost)

Australia

Argentina


Rachael Lynch


(Local) / 11:00 AM 10 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool B

1 (Lost)

6 (Won)

India

Australia


Rachael Lynch


(Local) / 10:00 AM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool B

1 (Lost)

2 (Won)

Australia

United States of America


Rachael Lynch


(Local) / 08:30 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's Pool B

2 (Won)

1 (Lost)

Great Britain

Australia


Rachael Lynch


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Athlete Biography

A decade after making her senior international debut, Rachel Lynch will compete at her maiden Olympics in Rio 2016 when she kits up as the Hockeyroos goal keeper.

Born in Melbourne, Lynch took up hockey after being selected in the primary schools state team. She placed fourth in the 2005 Junior World Cup in Chile before making her international senior team debut at the 2005 Champions Trophy in the Netherlands.

The goalie is a duel Commonwealth Games gold medalist. In Dehli 2010, she played her 100th cap for Australia in the gold medal match, where the Hockeyroos were victorious after Lynch saved the most goals in the extra time penalty shootouts.

The Victorian won silver at the 2014 Netherlands World Cup, and was named the Goalkeeper of the Tournament by the International Hockey Federation. That year she was also nominated for International Goal Keeper of the year.

Off the hockey pitch, Lynch is a nurse at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia. In her down time she plays guitar and learns Spanish.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 2nd - 2016 International Hockey Tournament (Darwin, Australia)
  • 4th – 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
  • 6th – 2015 World League Final (Rosario, Argentina)
  • 1st – 2015 Oceania Cup (Stratford, New Zealand)
  • 3rd – 2015 World League Semi-Final (Antwerp, Belgium)

Career Highlights

  • Playing my 100th cap for Australia in the gold medal match of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and winning in strokes after extra time.
  • Winning Commonwealth Games Gold in Scotland (2014) and India (2010)
  • World Cup Silver 2014 Holland

Education

  • Primary
    Warrandyte Primary School (VIC, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Eltham College of Education (VIC, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Nursing - Australian Catholic University (2006-2009)

Training

  • Coach
    Adam Commens (2011- current)
  • Club
    Greensborough
  • Institute/Academy
    Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Perth, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Melbourne, Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
More just a routine. I always put my gear on in the same order.
Favourite food
Licorice and yoghurt
Favourite holiday destination
My favourite place in the world is our friend's farm near Kaniva in North Western Victoria. There is no phone coverage or internet and the TV is pretty fuzzy. I love learning about farm life and helping out around the property. A very close second is Tokyo and Nozawa Onsen. I really enjoy the vibe and culture in Tokyo and Nozawa is a beautiful village with the best snowboarding conditions going around.
Favourite music
love all types
Dream car
Any 4WD
Personal Motto
If it doesn't hurt it doesn't work
Star Sign
Cancer
I would spend my last $10 on
Licorice bullets and a scratchy
Tattoos/Piercings
None. My nan would never approve.
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Basketball
Most Influential person in your career/life
Rachel Imison