Jenny Morris

Athlete Biography

1972 -

Jennifer ‘Jenny’ Morris won successive gold medals with the Hockeyroos in 1996 and 2000. Born in Queensland, Morris was an influential defender for Australia during her career. Her work at the back was complemented by her ability at penalty corners, where she proved a major weapon for the team. Both gold medal finals in which Morris participated were won by the same score: the Hockeyroos beat South Korea 3-1 in 1996 and defeated Argentina 3-1 in 2000, thus becoming the first women’s hockey team to successfully defend an Olympic title. Morris scored the third goal for the Hockeyroos in the Sydney final. She is one of the few women to have won two gold medals in the sport at Olympic level.