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Rechelle Margaret HawkesOAM[1] (born 30 May 1967 in AlbanyWestern Australia) was the captain of the Australian Women’s Hockey Team, best known as theHockeyroos, for eight years and is one of only two Australian females to win three Olympic gold medals at three separate Olympic Games: Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.

Hawkes also competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where Australia finished fifth. She made her debut in 1985, and reached a milestone in 1999, when the midfield player celebrated 250 games for the national team. She read the Athlete's Olympic Oath at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

In 2001, she was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best'.[2]

Hawkes is currently Assistant Coach to the Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club's women's first side (for season 2010).

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