Madonna Blyth

Madonna Blyth burst onto the hockey scene when she was 15, winning gold at the 2001 Australian Youth Olympic Festival. The Queensland midfielder won a gold medal with the Hockeyroos at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne before making her Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Games. The Hockeyeroos placed fifth in Beijing.

Blyth went on to compete at her second Olympics in London 2012, as captain of the women’s hockey team. Having only lost one game (by one goal) and only conceding two goals for the entire tournament (both from penalty corners), the Hockeyroos missed out on the medal rounds on a goal difference of one goal and finished in fifth position.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Pool WB Match W01 HT: 0-1 NZL 0 - 1 Loss
Pool WB Match W12 HT: 1-1, Goals: MUNRO, H- 20'; FLANAGAN, A- 46'; BOYCE, F- 53' GBR 3 - 1 Win
Pool WB Match W14 HT: 1-0, Goals: FLANAGAN, A - 33' USA 1 - 0 Win
Pool WB Match W19 HT: 1-0, Goals: CLOSE, J - 8' RSA 1 - 0 Win
Pool WB Match W30 HT: 0-0 ARG 0 - 0 Draw
Classification 5-6 Match W36 HT: 0-0, Goals: SCHULZ, J- 41'; CLOSE, J- 60' CHN 2 - 0 Win
Final Placing 5 / 12

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries - Pool A - AUS v KOR HT: 1-4, Goals: Liddelow 25', Hudson 47', Liddelow 50', Young 56', Eastham 65' KOR 5-4 Win
Preliminaries - Pool A - AUS v ESP HT: 1-1, Goals: Lambert 27', Hudson 47', Eastham 54', Lambert 60', Halliday 66', Rivers 70' ESP 6-1 Win
Preliminaries - Pool A - RSA v AUS HT: 0-1, Goals: Hudson 10', Lambert 44', Eastham 62'. RSA 0-3 Win
Preliminaries - Pool A - AUS v NED HT: 1-1, Goals: Young 17' NED 1-2 Loss
Preliminaries - Pool A - CHN v AUS HT: 1-0, Goals: Eastham 51', Young 62' CHN 2-2 Draw
Classification 5th-6th HT: 1-0, Goals: Blyth 29', Munro 68' GBR 2-0 Win
Final Placing 5 / 12