David Wansbrough

1965 -

David Wansbrough represented Australia in men’s hockey in 1992, winning a silver medal. The team performed brilliantly in Barcelona, outscoring opponents 20-2 in their five preliminary round matches, winning four of them and drawing the other 1-1 with eventual gold medallist, Germany. In the semi-final the Kookaburras defeated the favoured Dutch team 3-2, setting up a re-match with Germany in the final. However, despite a valiant effort Australia lost 2-1. It was Australia’s first men’s hockey medal since 1976.

Olympic Results

Barcelona 1992 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group A - AUS V ARG HT: 3-0, Goals: Wansbrough 3, Davies 2, Lewis, Stacey ARG 7-0 Win
Preliminaries Group A - AUS V EGY HT: 2-1, Goals: Birmingham, Bodimeade 2, Lewis, Stacey EGY 5-1 Win
Preliminaries Group A - AUS V GER HT: 1-0, Goals: Davies GER 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Group A - AUS V IND HT: 1-0, Goals: Stacey IND 1-0 Win
Preliminaries Group A - GER V AUS HT: 0-2, Goals: Birmingham 2, Davies 2, Stacey 2 GBR 0-6 Win
Semi Final HT: 2-1, Goals: Bodimeade, Lewis, Wark NED 3-2 Win
Final HT: 0-1, Goals: Corbitt GER 1-2 Loss  
Final Placing 2 / 12

Seoul 1988 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group A - Match 03 - AUS V KEN HT: 3-0, Goals: Batch, Birmingham 2, Hager 3, Wansbrough KEN 7-1 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 04 - AUS V ARG HT: 2-0, Goals: Birmingham, Hager 2, Hawgood ARG 4-0 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 09 - AUS V HOL HT: 2-0, Goals: Batch, Hager, Hawgood HOL 3-2 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 11 - AUS V PAK HT: 4-0, Goals: Bestall, Hager, Hawgood 2 PAK 4-0 Win
Preliminaries Group A - Match 13 - AUS V ESP HT: 0-0, Goals: Stacy ESP 1-0 Win
Semi Final HT: 0-1, Goals: Hager, Hawgood GBR 2-3 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 0-1, Goals: Reid HOL 1-2 Loss
Final Placing 4 / 12

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