Rechelle Hawkes

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Rechelle Hawkes
Medal record
Women's Field Hockey
Competitor for  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul Team
Gold 1996 Atlanta Team
Gold 2000 Sydney Team
World Cup
Gold 1994 Dublin Team
Gold 1998 Utrecht Team
Silver 1990 Sydney Team
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1998 Kuala Lumpur Team
Champions Trophy
Gold 1991 Berlin Team
Gold 1993 Amstelveen Team
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata Team
Gold 1997 Berlin Team
Gold 1999 Brisbane Team
Silver 1987 Amstelveen Team
Silver 1989 Frankfurt Team
Bronze 2000 Amstelveen Team

Rechelle Margaret Hawkes, OAM[1] (born 30 May 1967 in Albany, Western Australia) was the captain of the Australian Women’s Hockey Team, best known as the Hockeyroos, for eight years and is one of only two Australian women to win three Olympic gold medals at three separate Olympic Games: Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.

Hawkes also competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where Australia finished fifth. She made her debut in 1985, and reached a milestone in 1999, when the midfield player celebrated 250 games for the national team. She read the Athlete's Olympic Oath at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

She received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 1989,[1] an Australian Sports Medal in 2000, an Australian Sports Medal in 2000,[2] and a Centenary Medal in 2001.[3] In 2001, she was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best'.[4] She was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2002.[5]

Hawkes is currently Assistant Coach to the Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club's women's first side (for season 2010).


  1. ^ a b "HAWKES, Rechelle Margaret OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "HAWKES, Rechelle: Australian Sports Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "HAWKES, Rechelle Margaret: Centenary Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best' </
  5. ^ "Hawkes, Rechelle Margaret". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 8 January 2012.