Renita Garard (Farrell)

1972 -

Renita Farrell-Garard won successive gold medals with the Hockeyroos in 1996 and 2000. For her first success in Atlanta she was known by her maiden name of Farrell, but changed her name after marrying Brendan Garard, who won a bronze medal as a member of the Australian men’s hockey team in 1996, before the Sydney Games. The Queenslander was one of the core members of the Hockeyroos that dominated international competitions during the late ‘90s. She was co-vice captain of the team in Atlanta. Her stamina, stickwork and ability under pressure were features of her outstanding career. She is one of the few women to have won two gold medals in the sport at Olympic level.

Olympic Results

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 10 - AUS V GBR HT: 1-0, Goals: Hudson 18', Powell 51' GBR 2-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 20 - AUS V ESP HT: 1-1, Goals: Annan 7' ESP 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 28 - AUS V ARG HT: 2-0, Goals: Morris 25', Starre 33', Mitchell-Taverner 63' ARG 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 36 - AUS V KOR HT: 2-0, Goals: Powell 8', Peek 22', Hudson 70+ KOR 3-0 Win
Medal Pool - Match 45 - AUS V NZL HT: 0-0, Goals: Hudson 50', 52', Powell 62' NZL 3-0 Win
Medal Pool - Match 52 - AUS V NED HT: 1-0, Goals: Annan 35+, 65', Hawkes 37', Powell 40', Morris 70' NED 5-0 Win
Medal Pool - Match 63 - AUS V CHN HT: 3-0, Goals: Hudson 2', 28', Towers 9', Morris 42', Mitchell-Taverner 48' CHN 5-1 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 2-0, Goals: Annan 10', Haslam 26', Morris 38', Mitchell-Taverner 44' ARG 3-1 Win  
Final Placing 1 / 12

Atlanta 1996 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries - Match 02 - AUS V ESP HT: 1-0, Goals: Andrews 32', Powell 54', Hawkes 65', Annan 69' ESP 4-0 Win
Preliminaries - Match 07 - AUS V ARG HT: 3-0, Goals: Farrell 9', Powell K 25', Annan 34' 49' 50', Roche 61', Powell L 63' ARG 7-1 Win
Preliminaries - Match 09 - AUS V GER HT: 1-0, Goals: Roche 25' GER 1-0 Win
Preliminaries - Match 15 - AUS V KOR HT: 2-0, Goals: Annan 32', Morris 35', Powell K 70' KOR 3-3 Draw
Preliminaries - Match 18 - AUS V GBR HT: 1-0, Goals: Andrews 29' GBR 1-0 Win
Preliminaries - Match 22 - AUS V USA HT: 4-0, Goals: Morris 3', Powell K 9', Powell L 17', Starre 24' USA 4-0 Win
Preliminaries - Match 28 - AUS V NED HT: 0-0, Goals: Morris 45', Roche 60', Andrews 63', Annan 68' NED 4-0 Win
Final HT: 1-1, Goals: Annan 17', Annan 44', Powell K 63' KOR 3-1 Win  
Final Placing 1 / 8