Loretta Dorman

Loretta Dorman was a member of the first two women’s hockey teams to represent Australia at the Olympics, in 1984 and 1988. The highlight came at her second Games when the Hockeyroos won Australia’s first gold medal in the sport. After finishing an unlucky fourth in Los Angeles, the Hockeyroos entered Seoul as one of the chances in a very strong tournament. After winning their way to the semi-final, they beat the Netherlands, the reigning world and Olympic champions, 3-2. In the final the team had to overcome host nation South Korea, who were cheered on by 26,000 screaming fans. After a scoreless first half, goals to Debbie Bowman and Lee Capes secured a famous 2-0 victory for the Aussies. 

Olympic Results

Seoul 1988 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries Group B - Match 03 - AUS V FRG HT: 0-0, Goals: Bowman FGR 1-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 02 - AUS V CAN HT: 0-1, Goals: Bowman CAN 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 06 - AUS V KOR HT: 4-3, Goals: Clement, Bowman, Pereira 3 KOR 5-5 Draw
Semi Final HT: 1-1, Goals: Tooth, Patmore 2 HOL 2-3 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 0-0, Goals: Bowman, Capes L KOR 2-0 Win  
Final Placing 1 / 8

Los Angeles 1984 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminary Pool - Match 02 - AUS V FRG HT: 0-2, Goals: Pisani, Buchanan FRG 2-2 Draw
Preliminary Pool - Match 04 - AUS V NZL HT: 2-0, Goals: Buchanan, Sunderland, Heberle NZL 3-0 Win
Preliminary Pool - Match 09 - CAN V AUS HT: 1-1, Goals: Watkins CAN 2-1 Loss
Preliminary Pool - Match 12 - AUS V USA HT: 2-1, Goals: Sunderland, Herberle 2 USA 3-1 Win
Preliminary Pool - Match 15 - HOL V AUS HT: 0-0, HOL 2-0 Loss
Final Placing 4 / 6

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