Nikki Hudson (Mott)

1976 -

Nikki Hudson won a gold medal for Australia in women’s hockey at Sydney 2000. Hudson was in tremendous form in Sydney, finishing as the tournament’s top scorer with six goals. This included a two-goal performance in Australia’s 5-1 win against China in the medal round to secure its place in the gold medal final. In the final, the Hockeyroos beat Argentina 3-1 for one of the most popular local victories of the Games. Hudson, a striker, also played for Australia at the 2004 and 2008 Games, with the team placing fifth on both occasions. She has played more than 300 international games for Australia. Her other successes with the Hockeyroos include the 1998 World Cup, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and three Champions Trophy titles.

Olympic Results

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

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V GER HT: 0-2, Goals: Towers 58' GER 1-2 Loss
Preliminaries - Pool B - RSA V AUS HT: 0-2, Goals: Towers 28', Faulkner 34', Gallagher 59' RSA 0-3 Win
Preliminaries - Pool B - KOR V AUS HT: 1-1, Goals: Dobson 6', Powell 43' KOR 2-2 Draw
Preliminaries - Pool B - AUS V NED HT: 0-0 NED 0-1 Loss
Classification 5-8 HT: 1-2, Goals: Gallagher 27', Faulkner 33', Powell 37' JPN 3-1 Win
Classification 5-6 HT: 0-1, Goals: Towers 14', Powell 42', 67' NZL 0-3 Win
Final Placing 5 / 10

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 10 - AUS V GBR HT: 1-0, Goals: Hudson 18', Powell 51' GBR 2-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 20 - AUS V ESP HT: 1-1, Goals: Annan 7' ESP 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 28 - AUS V ARG HT: 2-0, Goals: Morris 25', Starre 33', Mitchell-Taverner 63' ARG 3-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool C - Match 36 - AUS V KOR HT: 2-0, Goals: Powell 8', Peek 22', Hudson 70+ KOR 3-0 Win
Medal Pool - Match 45 - AUS V NZL HT: 0-0, Goals: Hudson 50', 52', Powell 62' NZL 3-0 Win
Medal Pool - Match 52 - AUS V NED HT: 1-0, Goals: Annan 35+, 65', Hawkes 37', Powell 40', Morris 70' NED 5-0 Win
Medal Pool - Match 63 - AUS V CHN HT: 3-0, Goals: Hudson 2', 28', Towers 9', Morris 42', Mitchell-Taverner 48' CHN 5-1 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 2-0, Goals: Annan 10', Haslam 26', Morris 38', Mitchell-Taverner 44' ARG 3-1 Win  
Final Placing 1 / 12