Team GB Gold medal at Rio for Lily Owsley

August 26 2016

There were celebrations all round for former Clifton College pupil, Lily Owsley, who achieved a gold medal in the women’s hockey at the Rio Olympics.

There were celebrations all round for former Clifton College pupil, Lily Owsley, who achieved a gold medal in the women’s hockey at the Rio Olympics.

The game was decided by a dramatic penalty shoot out, following a tense game against 2012 Olympic champions, the Netherlands.

Lily won the sport's rising star award earlier this year beating stiff competition from players in Germany, the Netherlands and New Zealand to take the global young player of the year honour.

Clifton College said: “We would like to pass on our huge congratulations to Old Cliftonian Lily Owsley and all of the Team GB women's hockey team for their amazing Olympic gold medal win. It has been fantastic to see Lily’s progress from her early days on the hockey pitch at Clifton to becoming one of the top athletes in her field. We wish her lots of luck for her ongoing career.”