Participants

Portia WOODMAN

Portia WOODMAN
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  12 Jul 1991
Age:  26
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  169
Weight (Kg):  74

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Women 1 Gold

Portia WOODMAN - 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
2012/13 Various 1

World Cup
Year Location Rank
2013 Moscow, RUS 1

Nickname: The Porsche, Porsh, Porshy, Powshe (aol.co.uk, 16 Mar 2015; Facebook, 6 Oct 2017; northernmystics.co.nz, 23 Feb 2013)
Languages spoken: English, Maori
Coach

NATIONAL: Allan BUNTING (NZL) (lastwordonrugby.com, 20 Sep 2017)


Position style: Back
Sporting relatives

Her father, Kawhena, and uncle, Fred, represented New Zealand in rugby. Her aunt, Te Aroha KEENAN, represented New Zealand in netball. Her fiance, Renee WICKLIFFE, represents New Zealand in rugby. (stuff.co.nz, 2 Sep 2017; ur7s.com, 2 Jan 2014)


Other sports

Played netball in the trans-Tasman competition for the Northern Mystics and selected for New Zealand U21s. (allblacks.com, 7 Dec 2014; nzherald.co.nz, 12 Jul 2013)


Reason: "I thought I would give sevens a go and try to get to the Olympics." (ur7s.com, 2 Jan 2014)
Hero: "Dad, my inspiration that anything is possible." (allblacks.com, 2016)
Influence: "My dad and my brothers, biggest support ever." (allblacks.com, 2016)
Additional information

JOURNEY TO RUGBY
Grew up in a sporting family and started competing in athletics at age eight, then progressed to netball. In 2012 she switched again, to rugby sevens, with the hope of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "Athletics taught me how to run properly, which has given me a more efficient style on the rugby field. Netball gave me footwork and movement and helped with vision and speed." (athletics.org.nz, 21 May 2015; nzherald.co.nz, 12 Jul 2013; stuff.co.nz, 11 Apr 2015; nzrpa.co.nz, 15 Feb 2015) 


GAME MENTALITY
"My biggest thing that pushes me is just protecting my friends, my sisters. Whenever we get to a country we kind of do a karakia, which is a prayer to say that wherever we go we make this land ours. We pretend the halfway line is our family and we don’t let anyone in there to score against us." (theaustralian.com.au, 26 Jan 2018)


LEAGUE FIRST
Became the first female sevens player to score 100 tries in the World Series. (news.com.au, 26 Apr 2017)


AWARDS
World Sevens Player of the Year in 2015, and World Rugby's Player of the Year in 2017. (stuff.co.nz, 09 Nov 2015; nzherald.co.nz, 1 Dec 2017)


WORLD CUP
Member of the New Zealand team that won the 2017 Rugby World Cup in Ireland. (stuff.co.nz, 2 Sep 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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