Claire Mitchell-Taverner

1970 -

Claire Mitchell-Taverner won a gold medal for Australia in women’s hockey at Sydney 2000. From Victoria, Mitchell-Taverner enjoyed a fine tournament. Her control, poise and skill on the ball made her one of the team’s stand-out players, especially in the finals round. Mitchell-Taverner was among the best on field in the gold medal final as Australia beat Argentina 3-1 to win its second successive Olympic title. She played more than 180 games for Australia, with other wins including three Champions Trophy titles, the 1998 World Cup and a Commonwealth Games gold medal. Mitchell-Taverner has stayed involved with the sport as an author, public speaker and media personality.

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  
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