Shannon Parry

Shannon Parry made history in Rio as she co-captained the Australia rugby women’s sevens team to gold in Rio. The Australian side began the tournament with big wins over Colombia (53-0) and Fiji (36-0) before finishing level with USA (12-12) to top the group and move through to the quarter-finals. Victories over Spain (24-0) and Canada (17-5) followed to set up a mouth-watering gold medal clash with New Zealand. The Aussies started quickly and eventually built a 19 point lead before the match finished 24-17 ensuring Australia claimed the first Olympic rugby sevens gold medal.
 
The victory capped off a massive 2016 for the team who also became the first Australian side to win the World Series.
 
The Queenslander started playing rugby when she was 18 in the fifteen-a-side format and lined up for the Wallaroos in both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. She started sevens in 2013 and having become co-captain for the 2015/16 season was named in the World Series Dream Team as she proved herself as one of the sport’s best players. 

 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

Rugby Sevens - Women
Pool Round COL 53-0 Win
Pool Round FIJ 36-0 Win
Pool Round USA 12-12 Draw
Semifinal 1 CAN 17-5 Win
Final NZL 24-17 Win
Quarterfinal ESP 24-0 Win
Final Placing 1 / 12