Jamie Dwyer


BornMarch 12, 1979


Jamie 'Foetus' Dwyer is an Australian field hockey player has been named the world’s best hockey player five times, first in 2004 and again in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Inspired by his brothers, Jamie kick-started his career by joining the Queensland Blades team when he was all of 17, and from there was selected into the Hockey AIS (Australian Institute of Sports) in Perth in 1999. It wasn’t until after the Sydney Olympics that Jamie was selected in the Australian men’s hockey team. In 1995, Dwyer made his junior national team debut in the U18 and U21 sides. In 2001, he earned a silver medal in the Champions Trophy competition and another silver the following year at the World Cup. The same year he also won a gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Pursuing his Olympic dream, Jamie competed in the Athens Olympics and went on to become famous for scoring an extra time goal in the final, which resulted in Australia winning the gold medal and him being adjudged the best player in the world. In 2005, he earned a gold medal at the Champions Trophy competition and topped it with a silver in the World Cup. He also won a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and in 2009 he won a gold medal at the Men's Hockey Champions Trophy competition.
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