Magdalena Aicega

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Magdalena Aicega
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Medal record
Women's Field Hockey
Competitor for  Argentina
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Team
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2002 Perth Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Dublin Team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Madrid Team
Champions Trophy
Gold medal – first place 2001 Amstelveen Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Mönchengladbach Team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Macau Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Quilmes Team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Rosario Team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata Team
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Team
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo Team
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Pan American Cup
Gold medal – first place 2001 Kingston Team

María Magdalena Aicega Amicarelli (born November 1, 1973 in Buenos Aires) is a field hockey defender from Argentina, who won the silver medal with the Women's National Team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia and the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, the World Cup in 2002, two Champions Trophy (2001, 2008), four gold medals at the Pan American Games and the Pan American Cup in 2001. Nicknamed Magui, she first represented her native country at the Junior World Cup in 1993 in Barcelona, Spain, where Argentina won gold. The following year the penalty corner hitter played for the senior team, finishing second at the World Cup in Dublin, Ireland.

Aicega was awarded the Silver Olimpia, the most prestigious local prize awarded by Argentina's Sports Journalists Association, in 1998 and 2003. She was also nominated for the FIH's Best Player of the Year in 1999, won by Australia's Alyson Annan.

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