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.