Brent Livermore

Brent Livermore celebrates winning gold against the Netherlands during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

Athlete Biography

1976 –

Brent Livermore won two medals for Australia in men’s hockey: bronze in 2000 and gold in 2004. From northern New South Wales, the midfielder was one of the stars of the Athens team which finally secured Australia its first gold medal in men’s hockey after 48 years of trying. With the scores tied 1-1 in the final against the Netherlands, a Jamie Dwyer goal in the eighth minute of extra time sealed the famous victory. It was sweet revenge for Livermore. In Sydney, Australia lost its semi-final to the Dutch in a penalty shoot-out when Livermore’s shot was saved. The team rebounded to win the bronze medal 6-3 against Pakistan. Livermore played more than 290 games for the Kookaburras.