Craig Victory

1980 –

South Australian Craig Victory won a bronze medal for Australia in men’s hockey at Sydney 2000. The Kookaburras were unlucky not to reach the gold medal final. In the semi-final, the opponent was the Netherlands, the defending champion. Outstanding defence from both teams meant the scores were locked 0-0 at the end of the game, so a penalty shoot-out was required. The first nine penalties were converted, but a fine save by the Dutch keeper from Brent Livermore gave the Netherlands a 5-4 win. The team then rebounded strongly for its bronze medal final, beating Pakistan 6-3 in an outstanding display. Victory’s other successes with the Kookaburras include the 1999 Champions Trophy title.

Olympic Results

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 07 - AUS V POL HT: 1-0, Goals: Elmer 34', 52', Stacy 47', Brennan 58' POL 4-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 22 - AUS V IND HT: 1-2, Goals: Stacy 5', Victory 51' IND 2-2 Draw
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 31 - ESP V AUS HT: 1-1, Goals: Davies 8', Commens 40' ESP 2-2 Draw
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 41 - AUS V ARG HT: 0-0, Goals: Sproule 56', Brennan 62' ARG 2-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 55 - AUS V KOR HT: 1-1, Goals Victory 35+, Stacy 62' KOR 2-1 Win
Semi Final HT: 0-0, FT: 0-0, AET: 0-0 NED 0-0 (5-4) Loss
Bronze Final HT: 1-3, Goals: Elder 3', 8', 60', Davies 30', Elmer 49', Brennan 66' PAK 3-6 Win  
Final Placing 3 / 12

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