Participants

Gayle BROUGHTON

Gayle BROUGHTON
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  05 Jun 1996
Age:  21
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  172
Weight (Kg):  70

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Women 1 Gold

Gayle BROUGHTON - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 16:53
Women Pool Round - Pool A
New Zealand
45
Kenya
0
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 19:33
Women Pool Round - Pool A
New Zealand
41
South Africa
0
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 12:49
Women Pool Round - Pool A
New Zealand
24
Canada
7
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 11:21
Women Semifinal
New Zealand
26
England
5
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 14:39
Gold Medal Event Women Gold Medal Match
Australia
12
New Zealand
17
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
Year Location Rank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 2

World Series
Year Location Rank
2016/17 Various 1
2015/16 Various 2
2014/15 Various 1

Nickname: Gee Fizzel (Instagram, 7 Feb 2018)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

NATIONAL: Allan BUNTING (NZL) (worldrugby.org, 28 Jan 2018)


Position style: Back
Injuries

Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament at the 2016 Sao Paulo Sevens. Recovered to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, delaying her surgery. Returned in June 2017 at the Clermont Sevens. (stuff.co.nz, 30 Dec 2016; nzherald.co.nz, 18 Jun 2017)


National team: 2014 at the Atlanta Sevens
Reason: Took part in a nationwide screening program in 2012. "My grandparents paid me $10 each to go to the 'Go For Gold' trials and I was like, 'OK, fine.' But then I realised I absolutely loved it. I ended up giving them the money back. If it weren't for (them), I wouldn't actually be playing rugby. I was perfectly fine playing league for the rest of my life." (stuff.co.nz, 17 Jul 2016)
Ambition: Her silver medal from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sits on her kitchen table. "I love waking up and seeing it sitting there. That's my goal - I want a gold one. Tokyo 2020, we're coming to get a gold and redeem ourselves." (stuff.co.nz, 30 Dec 2016)
Memorable: "Pulling on the black (New Zealand) jersey for the first time." (allblacks.com, 2017)
Hero: National teammate, Kelly BRAZIER (NZL). "Her footwork is outstanding, very fast and fit player, and a great person off the field." (allblacks.com, 2017)
Influence: "My sisters, because they push me to become a better rugby player every day." (allblacks.com, 2017)
Additional information

IN DEBT
Credits her grandmother, Patsy, for encouraging her rugby career. "She's always been there for me, from the first day of school, to caring for me when I was sick, to taking me to training. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't actually be playing rugby." (stuff.co.nz, 17 Jul 2016)


ALTERNATE CAREER
Would be a tattooist if not playing rugby. (allblacks.com, 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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