Baeden Choppy

1976 -

Baeden Choppy won a bronze medal as a member of the Australian men’s hockey team in 1996. In doing so, Choppy became the first male indigenous athlete to represent Australia in hockey at an Olympic Games. The talented forward was a noted goal sneak, his speed causing headaches for defenders. The Kookaburras went through the preliminary round undefeated, recording four wins and a draw from its five matches. In the semi-final they were defeated by Spain 2-1. The Kookaburras returned to their winning ways in the bronze medal final, beating Germany 3-2.

Olympic Results

Atlanta 1996 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group B - Match 06 - RSA V AUS HT: 0-0, Goals: Hager 61' RSA 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 12 - AUS V KOR HT: 2-2, Goals: Davies 6', Gaudoin 32', Stacy 64' KOR 3-2 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 18 - NED V AUS HT: 2-2, Goals: Sproule 3', Hager 18' NED 3-2 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 22 - MAS V AUS HT: 0-4, Goals: Davies 3', Choppy 4', Choppy 6', Choppy 10', Lewis 37' MAS 1-5 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 28 - GBR V AUS HT: 0-2, Goals: Hager 5', Stacy 28' GBR 0-2 Win
Semi Final HT: 0-0, Goals: Gaudion 63' ESP 2-1 Loss
Bronze Final HT: 1-0, Goals: Stacy 14', Stacy 63', Choppy 69' GER 3-2 Win  
Final Placing 3 / 12

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