It’s Gold for Pymble ex-student in Rio!
Thursday 11 August, 2016
Three enormously proud cheers for our ex-student Chloe Dalton (2011) who made history today when she and her teammates won Gold for Australia in the Olympic final of the Women’s Sevens Rugby. The Pearls beat New Zealand 24-17 to take out first place and to secure the first Olympic Gold medal for an Australian women’s team sport in 16 years.
Chloe is one of four ex- or current Pymble students competing in the Rio 2016 Games.
They include rower Genevieve Horton (2012) who is representing Australia in the women’s double scull, equestrian rider, Edwina Tops-Alexander (1991) who will captain the show jumping team in her third consecutive Olympic Games and Brittany O’Brien (Year 12) in the 10 metres platform diving event.
Brittany was in the reserve squad and due to sit her HSC Trial examinations when she received a call from the head of Diving Australia telling her she had achieved her lifelong goal of securing a place in the team.
We congratulate all four athletes for their outstanding courage, skill and commitment to their sport and for embodying the College motto ‘All’ Ultimo Lavoro’ – Strive for the Highest.