Participants

Sarah GOSS

Sarah GOSS
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  09 Dec 1992
Age:  25
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  176
Weight (Kg):  73

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Women 1 Gold

Sarah GOSS - 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

Hobbies

Surfing. "It just gets my head away from rugby. I don’t have to focus on the training or anything like that. It’s just me, the wave and the surfboard, and I’m able to clear my head and be Sarah." (nzherald.co.nz, 9 Jul 2016)


Education: Maori studies and sports science at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Languages spoken: English
Coach

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


Position style: Forward
Reason: Her hockey coach recommended that she take up rugby to help improve her fitness, but the contact and competitiveness resulted in her switching permanently. (unomagazine.co.nz, 25 Jul 2017)
Memorable: Winning a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (unomagazine.co.nz, 25 Jul 2017)
Hero: English footballer David BECKHAM (allblacks.com, 2017)
Influence: "Robert JONES for getting me into rugby and my family for supporting me in everything I do." (allblacks.com, 2017)
Additional information

RUGBY SECRET
On the switch from hockey to rugby: "I hid it from my parents for about three months, thinking they were going to tell me off for playing rugby. I felt there wasn’t much support for women’s rugby, despite my family being massive rugby supporters." But after telling them, they were disappointed to have missed her games. (unomagazine.co.nz, 25 Jul 2017)


CHAMPION DIET
"Before Rio (2016 Olympics), I didn’t have hot chips and fizzy (soft drink) for a whole year. The nutritionist was like, 'What are you even doing?' I didn’t have to give them up totally, but it was my inner competitiveness. I convinced myself that if I gave in, I wouldn’t make the Olympics. The night after winning silver, I went straight out for hot chips and fizzy and it was all I ate for a month." (unomagazine.co.nz, 25 Jul 2017)


WORLD CUP
Member of the New Zealand team that won the 2017 Rugby World Cup in Ireland. (Instagram, 28 Aug 2017)


SHEARER
Grew up on a farm and used to shear sheep, taking part in competitions with her brother for about five years before concentrating on rugby. (infotel.ca; 19 Apr 2015)


HIGH-FLYER
Aspires to become a pilot. (allblacks.com, 2017)


Social Media

Legend

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

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