Participants

Vani PELITE

Vani PELITE
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  12 Jul 1995
Age:  22
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  169
Weight (Kg):  71

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Women 2 Silver

Vani PELITE - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 17:37
Women Pool Round - Pool B
Australia
34
Wales
5
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 20:17
Women Pool Round - Pool B
Australia
29
England
12
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 19:21
Women Pool Round - Pool B
Australia
17
Fiji
10
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 10:59
Women Semifinal
Australia
33
Canada
7
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 1

World Series
Year Location Rank
2016/17 Various 2
2015/16 Various 1
2014/15 Various 3
2012/13 Various 5

Occupation

Athlete (adelaidenow.com.au, 16 May 2017)


Languages spoken

English, Samoan


Coach

CLUB: James O'KEEFE (AUS) (adelaidenow.com.au, 16 May 2017)
NATIONAL: Tim WALSH (AUS) (theaustralian.com.au, 22 Sep 2017)


Position style

Utility


Other sports

Represented Australia in touch football. (rio2016.olympics.com.au, 10 Jul 2016)


National team

2013 at the Amsterdam Sevens


National league

University of Adelaide Roma's, AUS (Uni 7s)


Reason

"My family encouraged me to go to a (Queensland) Reds day, where I got the chance to try sevens at Ballymore. I went back to my school and asked if we could play and they said ‘nah’, which was surprising because our school played union with the boys. But they said if you can find 12 girls who want to play then we’ll see what we can do. So I went around the school recruiting. It was very hard, actually. I found enough girls but I was surprised they turned up. I was like ‘c’mon, it’ll be fun’ but it was probably more ‘you get a day off school’." (redsrugby.com.au, 28 Nov 2015; Daily Telegraph, 23 Jan 2018)


Ambition

Compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. "It would be amazing to play, and so much closer to family." (sbs.com.au, 17 Mar 2016)


Memorable

"Winning a gold medal at the Olympic Games." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)


Hero

"I watched Emilee (CHERRY) playing touch as I grew up. She was a massive competitor, and when she made the move to rugby, I was inspired by how she dominated both sports." (redsrugby.com.au, 28 Nov 2015)


Influence

"Parents and family. They are the reason why I started sevens." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)


Ritual

"I like to own my music (own headphones)." (Athlete, 6 Oct 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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