Kim Tuckwell (Small)

Kim Small was a member of the women’s hockey team that won a gold medal in Seoul. It was not only the first time Australia had won a gold medal in hockey, but also the first gold in any team sport at the Olympics. The team played with great spirit throughout the tournament. It completed its preliminary round matches with two wins and a draw, then beat the Netherlands, the reigning Olympic and world champions, 3-2 in the semi-final. This set up a thrilling final against South Korea, the host nation, in front of 26,000 passionate Korean fans. After a scoreless first half, Australia scored twice in the second half to record a famous 2-0 victory.


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