James Mason

1947 –  

James Mason, from Queensland, was a member of the men’s hockey team at Mexico City 1968 that finished second to Pakistan, after defeating India in the semi-final. The silver medal in men’s hockey was equalled at Montreal 1976 and Barcelona 1992 before being bettered when the Kookaburras won the gold medal at Athens 2004. Mason was also in the team that finished fifth at Munich 1972.

Mexico City: Arthur Busch, Paul Dearing, Ray Evans, Brian Glencross, Robert Haigh, Don Martin, Mason, Don McWatters, Pat Nilan, Eric Pearce, Gordon Pearce, Julian Pearce, Des Piper, Fred Quine, Ron Riley, Don Smart.

Olympic Results

1972 Munich

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group B - Match 25 - HOL V AUS HT: 1-3, Goals: Glencross 32', Mason 39' HOL 2-0 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Match 16 - AUS V MEX HT: 6-0, Goals: Riley 16', 22' 31', 47', 63', Mason 24', 30', Charlesworth 35', Browning 51', Smart 55' MEX 10-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 05 - AUS V KEN HT: 1-0, Goals: Ninlan 30', 60', Riley 56' KEN 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 03 - AUS V NZL HT: 0-0, NZL 0-0 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 19 - AUS V GBR HT: 1-1, Goals: Riley 21' GBR 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 12 - AUS V IND HT: 1-2, Goals: Mason 26' IND 1-3 Loss
Classification 5-8 HT: 1-0, Goals: Charlesworth 58', 87' MAL 1-2 Win
Classification 5-6 HT: 0-0, FT: 1-1, Goals: Glencross 43', Riley 82' GBR 2-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 22 - AUS V POL HT: 1-0, Goals: Glencross 16' POL 1-0 Win
Final Placing 5 / 16

1968 Mexico City

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Group B - Match 54 - AUS V HOL HT: 0-0, Goals: Riley 40', Smart 42' HOL 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 44 - AUS V ARG HT: 1-1, Goals: Riley 35', Smart 63', Evans 69' ARG 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 03 - AUS V KEN HT: 2-0, Goals: Glencross 15', Riley 32' KEN 2-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 15 - AUS V GBR HT: 0-0 GBR 0-0 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 24 - PAK V AUS HT: 1-2, Goals: Glencross 23', Riley 33' PAK 3-2 Loss
Preliminaries Group B - Play Off - AUS V KEN HT: 1-1, Goals: Smart 16', 64', Glencross 47' KEN 3-2 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 31 - AUS V MAL HT: 2-0, Goals: Glencross 7', Martin 25', Quine 39' MAL 3-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 39 - FRA V AUS HT: 0-0 FRA 1-0 Loss
Semi Final HT: 0-1, FT: 1-1, Goals: Glencross 53', 92' IND 2-1 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 1-0, Goals: Glencross 46' PAK 2-1 Loss
Final Placing 2 / 16