Sport for Women

Liane Tooth

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Horse Racing
Location: Australia

Diminutive in size, Liane Tooth was the stalwart of the Australian hockey defence. Unrelenting and resolute, she was renowned for her match-saving tackles, precision timing, anticipation, courage and commitment to the team.

With selection in the 1996 Olympic team, Liane Tooth became the first female hockey player to compete in four Olympic Games. Her first selection to the Australian team was for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics where the team finished fourth, followed by the 1988 Seoul Olympics where Australia won gold, then the 1992 Barcelona Olympics where Australia finished fifth. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the team won gold.

Read more at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.