Charlotte Caslick

Charlotte Caslick made history in Rio as a part of the gold-medal winning women’s rugby sevens team in Rio. The Australian side began the tournament with big wins over Colombia (53-0) and Fiji (36-0) before finishing level with USA (12-12) to top the group and move through to the quarter-finals. Victories over Spain (24-0) and Canada (17-5) followed to set up a mouth-watering gold medal clash with New Zealand. Caslick’s try in the 15th minute of the final, her seventh of the tournament, helped Australia seal the 24-17 victory over their Trans-Tasman rivals as the Aussies claimed the first Olympic rugby sevens gold medal. 
 
The victory capped off a massive 2016 for the team who also became the first Australian side to win the World Series after they won three of the five events on the circuit.
 
Having started out in touch football, Caslick made her sevens debut in 2013 and has become one of the world’s best. She was named in the World Series Dream Team for three straight seasons between 2014-16, scoring nine tries and setting up many more in Australia’s first series victory. 
 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Rugby Sevens - Women
Pool Round COL 53-0 Win
Pool Round FIJ 36-0 Win
Pool Round USA 12-12 Draw
Semifinal 1 CAN 17-5 Win
Final NZL 24-17 Win
Quarterfinal ESP 24-0 Win
Final Placing 1 / 12