Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Argentina Is Major Threat to Australia ONLY A MEDAL WILL DO AT GAMES; Kenny Determined to Win

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Argentina Is Major Threat to Australia ONLY A MEDAL WILL DO AT GAMES; Kenny Determined to Win

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Byline: Alex Nolan Alex.Nolan@scnews.com.au

HOCKEY: It's gold, silver, bronze or bust in Rio for Australian hockey star, Wamuran's Jodie Kenny.

Ranked third on the world hockey standings, and following a disappointing fourth in the recent Champions Trophy, Kenny said she wouldn't be satisfied with anything but Australia winning a medal at the games.

"If I get off that plane without a medal, I will not be feeling satisfied," Kenny said.

"We are ranked third in the world, are a medal chance and I believe as a team we have what it takes. It's about nailing the details when it counts."

The Hockeyroos have an outstanding Olympic Games record, including gold in 1988, 2000 and 2004 in Athens.

The team takes its first steps towards winning a fourth on Sunday morning at 9.30am (AEST), when it takes on Great Britain in Group B.

Kenny said the team was well rested and ready to roll in Rio, despite finishing the Champions Trophy in London just five weeks ago. …

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