Natalie ROONEY

Natalie ROONEY
Birth Date:  01 Jun 1988
Place of Birth:  TIMARU
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  29
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  181
Weight (Kg):  95

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
SHO Shooting Women's Trap 7

Natalie ROONEY - Schedule

Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 9:00
Women's Trap Qualification

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Trap Women 4
2010 Delhi, IND Trap Women 5
2010 Delhi, IND Pairs Trap Women 7

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Trap Women 2

World Championships
2017 Moscow, RUS Trap Women 17
2015 Lonato, ITA Trap Women 6
2014 Granada, ESP Trap Women 9
2013 Lima, PER Trap Women 25
2011 Belgrade, SER Trap Women 43
2010 Munich, GER Trap Women 23

Nickname: Nat (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)

Travelling around New Zealand to catch up with friends when time allows, playing netball (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)

Occupation: Athlete, accountant (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)
Education: Commerce at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand
Languages spoken: English

PERSONAL: Andrea MIOTTO (ITA) (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)

Position style: Right hand, right eye
Sporting relatives

Late mother, Adrienne, was a New Zealand junior basketball representative. (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017;, 8 Aug 2017)

Other sports

Plays defence for Harlequins netball team in Timaru, New Zealand. (, 3 Oct 2016)

Reason: “I have three brothers and a father (Gary) who all shoot Down The Line, so started through the secondary schools competition. It is very much a family thing that we do.? (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)
Ambition: “To be the best that I can be.? (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)
Memorable: Silver medal in trap at Rio 2016 Olympic Games and winning a title at the 2016 ISSF World Cup Final in Rome, Italy. (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)
Hero: “My parents are my hero and idols. My mum was an incredible person who I want to emulate and my father is the most hard-working person I know.? (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)
Influence: “My family. First of all, my brother Sam, who started us all shooting. Then my mum and dad for encouraging me and supporting me to carry on to the level I am.? (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)
Ritual: Listening to music (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)
Additional information

RIO 2016
Silver medal in trap at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. First female shotgun athlete from New Zealand to claim Olympic medal. Only other shooting New Zealand medallist was Ian BALLINGER, who took bronze in 50m rifle prone at Mexico City 1968. (, 31 Aug 2017)

Mother Adrienne died in 2013 after long battle with breast cancer. First diagnosed after ROONEY came home from New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. "Before she got sick, she would follow me everywhere to my shooting events… she’s definitely in my thoughts every day. I always feel she’s there supporting me." (, 3 Oct 2016)

Missed London 2012 Olympic Games after initially being awarded a spot when fellow shooter Ryan TAYLOR's (NZL) appeal for inclusion was upheld. With her mum battling terminal breast cancer, it was hard for ROONEY to take. "I was gutted. One of the main reasons was it meant my mother would never see me compete at an Olympics. It definitely drove me to want to achieve it so much more.? (, 8 Aug 2016;, 3 Oct 2017)

Ranked world No.1 in the trap for first time in May 2017. First New Zealander, man or woman, to hold No.1 ranking in any shooting discipline. (, 4 May 2017)

Halftime attraction at All Blacks v Springboks test match in Christchurch, New Zealand, in September 2016, alongside shot putter and Rio 2016 bronze medallist Tom WALSH (NZL). (, 28 Sep 2016)

Spends a lot of time training in Italy because her coach lives there. (Athlete, 31 Oct 2017)

Bronze in trap at Commonwealth Shooting Championships at Belmont complex in Brisbane in November 2017 - a test event for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (, 5 Nov 2017)

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

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