Michelle Hager (Capes)

1966 -

Dual Olympian Michelle Capes joined her sister Lee as members of the women’s team in Seoul that won Australia’s first hockey gold medal. A West Australian, Capes was a key contributor for the Hockeyroos throughout the tournament.After winning their way to the semi-final, the team 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, two Aussie goals, including one by her sister, Lee, secured a famous 2-0 victory. Capes returned to the Games in 1992, playing under her married name of Hager after her marriage to fellow Australian hockey Olympian, Mark. The team placed fifth.

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