Troy Elder

1977 –

Troy Elder won two medals for Australia in men’s hockey: bronze in 2000 and gold in 2004. The Queenslander was a valued goalscorer for the Kookaburras during his career. In Sydney, Elder scored a hat-trick in the bronze medal final as Australia beat Pakistan 6-3. He was a solid contributor four years later when the team finally secured Australia its first gold medal in men’s hockey after 48 years of trying. Elder scored in three of the Kookaburras’ games in Athens, including the first goal in the team’s 6-3 win over Spain in the semi-final. The team beat defending champion the Netherlands 2-1 for the gold.

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  
Final Placing 1 / 12

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Men
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 07 - AUS V POL HT: 1-0, Goals: Elmer 34', 52', Stacy 47', Brennan 58' POL 4-0 Win
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 22 - AUS V IND HT: 1-2, Goals: Stacy 5', Victory 51' IND 2-2 Draw
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 31 - ESP V AUS HT: 1-1, Goals: Davies 8', Commens 40' ESP 2-2 Draw
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 41 - AUS V ARG HT: 0-0, Goals: Sproule 56', Brennan 62' ARG 2-1 Win
Preliminaries Pool B - Match 55 - AUS V KOR HT: 1-1, Goals Victory 35+, Stacy 62' KOR 2-1 Win
Semi Final HT: 0-0, FT: 0-0, AET: 0-0 NED 0-0 (5-4) Loss
Bronze Final HT: 1-3, Goals: Elder 3', 8', 60', Davies 30', Elmer 49', Brennan 66' PAK 3-6 Win  
Final Placing 3 / 12