Nathan Eglington

1980 –

Nathan Eglington won a gold medal for Australia in men’s hockey in 2004. It was Australia’s first gold medal in men’s hockey. The midfielder enjoyed a strong tournament, including scoring a goal in Australia’s 3-2 win over South Africa in the preliminary round. Australia qualified second in its pool for the semi-finals with a record of three wins, a draw and a loss from its five preliminary games. In the semi-final the Kookaburras beat Spain 6-3. Waiting in the final was two-time defending champion the Netherlands. With scores tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time, a goal from a penalty corner by Jamie Dwyer in the eighth minute of extra time secured the famous victory.

Olympic Results

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V NZL HT: 2-0, Goals: Elder 15', Dwyer 24', 42', 60' NZL 4-1 Win
Preliminaries - Pool B - ARG V AUS HT: 2-1, Goals: Dwyer 25', 66' ARG 2-2 Draw
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V IND HT: 1-1, Goals: Elder 11', Dwyer 38', McCann 49', Brennan 70' IND 4-3 Win
Preliminaries - Pool B - RSA V AUS HT: 2-2, Goals: Brooks 17', Eglington 19', Brennan 47' RSA 2-3 Win
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V NED HT: 1-2, Goals: Brooks 28' NED 1-2 Loss
Semi Final HT: 1-3, Goals: Elder 3', McCann 23', 44', Wells 27', Schubert 51', 53' ESP 3-6 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 1-0, FT: 1-1, Goals: Brooks 37', Dwyer 78' NED 1-2 Win  
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