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Ellia Green OAM

Rugby 7s

Won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games – the first time Rugby 7s was included on the Olympic sport program.

Bio

Ellia Green OAM is one of the break-out stars of Australian Rugby. She was a key member of the gold medal-winning Women’s Rugby 7s team from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Green and her teammates made headlines around the world when they won the first gold medal in Olympic history for women’s Rugby 7s. Green’s form throughout the tournament was scintillating, with her superior athleticism a standout.

Recently she returned from an ACL injury to star for the Pearls’ at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. This time they finished with a silver medal – New Zealand reversing the result from Rio two years earlier.

Green has also represented Australia in track and field, qualifying for the 100m, 200m and long jump at the World Junior Championships. She was recruited into Rugby in 2012 and has since become one of the benchmark performers in the international game.

There is a real appetite for women’s Rugby 7s in Australia following the Pearls’ gold-medal winning feats in Rio, and Ellia is leading the way by setting a new standard of high performance in the Women’s game.

Achievements

Silver – Rugby 7s, 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Gold – Rugby 7s, 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Winner – 2015-16 World Series Title
Gold – 2015-16 Sevens World Series, USA
Gold – 2015-16 Sevens World Series, Brazil
Gold – 2015-16 Sevens World Series, UAE

Info

Nationality: Australian
DOB: 20 February 1993
Age: 25
Height: 171cm
Sport: Rugby 7s
Resides: Sydney

Awards

2018 Tag Heuer ‘Don’t Crack Under Pressure’ award – World Sevens Series
2017 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards – the ‘Need for Speed’ award

2013 Order of Australia Medal