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Brent LIVERMORE

Country:          Australia
Date of Birth:  5 July 1976
Gender:            Male
Height:             176 cm
Weight:            74 kg
Position:          Midfielder

The cruel nature of sport's penalty shoot-out format could not have been better illustrated when Brent Livermore missed a stroke in the semifinal match at the Sydney 2000 Olympics to give the Netherlands victory.

Four years later in Athens though, he experienced the other end of the emotional scale when Australia finally won its first Olympic men's hockey gold against its perennial Dutch tormentors.

Known to his teammates as 'Chief', he has been an integral member of the senior Australian team since debuting in 1997 in front of a parochial 50,000 crowd in Pakistan. That same year, he had captained Australia to victory in the Junior World Cup. Livermore is also a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and two-time Champions Trophy winner.

A real outdoors type who lists some of his hobbies as camping, fishing and surfing, he also represented his state in football at schoolboy level and has a field named after him in his home town of Grafton in northern New South Wales.

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