Sportspeople from Adelaide

Posted May 18, 2012 by Kiwigirl15
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  1. Adam Scott
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    Adam Scott

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    Adam Derek Scott (born 16 July 1980) is an Australian professional golfer who plays mainly on the PGA Tour. He was the World No. 1 ranked golfer, from mid-May to August 2014. He has won 27 professional tournaments around the world (3 being unofficial money events), on many of golf's major tours. His biggest win to date was the 2013 Masters Tournament, his first major championship and the first Masters won by an Australian in its 77-year history. Other significant wins include the 2004 Players Championship and the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He was the runner-up in the 2012 Open Championship, leading by four strokes with four holes to play before bogeying all of them to lose the title by a stroke to Ernie Els.


  2. Lleyton Hewitt
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    Lleyton Hewitt

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    Lleyton Glynn Hewitt (/ˈltən ˈhjuːɨt/; born 24 February 1981) is an Australian-born professional tennis player and former world No. 1 who now resides in The Bahamas.


  3. Stuart Dew
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    Stuart Dew

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    Stuart Dew (born 18 August 1979) is a former Australian rules footballer and dual premiership-player for Port Adelaide and Hawthorn in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is currently serving as the strategy and midfield coach of the Sydney Swans.


  4. Samantha Stosur
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    Samantha Stosur

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    Samantha "Sam" Jane Stosur (/ˈstsə/ STOE-ser; born 30 March 1984) is an Australian professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1 in doubles, a ranking which she held for 61 weeks, and a former World No. 4 in singles.


  5. Natalie von Bertouch
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    Natalie von Bertouch

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    Natalie Bode (née von Bertouch; born 16 December 1982 in Adelaide, Australia) is a former Australian netball player, and captain from 2010–2013. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. Bode was a member of the Australian national netball team, and the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the ANZ Championship. Bode is a centre court player: she plays predominantly in the centre position.


  6. Geoff Ogilvy
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    Geoff Ogilvy

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    Geoff Charles Ogilvy (born 11 June 1977) is an Australian professional golfer. He won the 2006 U.S. Open and has also won three World Golf Championships.


  7. Alicia Molik
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    Alicia Molik

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    Alicia Molik (born 27 January 1981) is an Australian former professional tennis player. She reached a career high singles rank of number 8 and also won a bronze medal for Australia at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Molik also reached a career high doubles ranking of number 6, and won two grand slam doubles titles, at the Australian Open in 2005 and the French Open in 2007. She retired from the sport in September 2008, however, announced a comeback in 2009. Molik has expressed her intention to focus on her new life as a mother, rather than professional tennis.


  8. Emily Seebohm
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    Emily Seebohm

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    Emily Jane Seebohm, OAM (born 5 June 1992) is an Australian backstroke, freestyle, butterfly and individual medley swimmer.


  9. Shaun Tait
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    Shaun Tait

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    Shaun William Tait (born 22 February 1983 in Nairne, Adelaide, South Australia) is a professional Australian cricketer, who currently plays only in the Twenty20 format. Tait plays domestic cricket for South Australia and is also a representative for Australia at Twenty20 International level; he has also represented his country in One Day Internationals and test matches. He is a right arm fast bowler. Tait retired from One Day International cricket on 28 March 2011, following Australia's early exit from the 2011 Cricket World Cup.


  10. Mark Woodforde
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    Mark Woodforde

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    Mark Raymond Woodforde, OAM (born 23 September 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Australia. He is best known as one half of "The Woodies", a doubles partnership with Todd Woodbridge.


  11. Julie Russell
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    Julie Russell

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    Julie Elizabeth Russell (née Mitchell) (born 20 August 1951) is an Australian Paralympic athlete, powerlifter and wheelchair basketballer.


  12. David Solari
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    David Solari

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    David Solari (born 6 June 1968 in Adelaide, South Australia) is a former cyclist who, in 1985, became the first cyclist in history to be crowned national champion in two different countries.. He was Australian Junior pursuit champion and Italian Champion. Solari had duel citizenship and represented Italy at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and nine World track Championships. He collected two bronze medals in 1986, a bronze in 1989 and silver in 1990, 91 and 92. Solari also won eight Italian National track championships as well as representing Italy on 158 occasions. Solari was Australian Champion in 1985 and 1992.


  13. John Aloisi
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    John Aloisi

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    John Aloisi (born 5 February 1976) is a retired Australian football (soccer) player and the manager of A-League club Brisbane Roar. In a professional career that spanned 20 seasons, with league totals of 459 games and 127 goals, he was the first Australian ever to play and score in La Liga, the Premier League and Serie A.


  14. Simon Fairweather
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    Simon Fairweather

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    Simon John Fairweather, OAM (born 9 October 1969) is an archer born in Adelaide, South Australia. He is 175 centimetres tall and weighs 71 kilograms.


  15. Juliet Haslam
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    Juliet Haslam

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    Juliet Haslam OAM (born 31 May 1969 in Adelaide, South Australia) is a former field hockey defender and midfielder from Australia, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992, for her native country. She was a member of the Australia women's national field hockey team, best known as the Hockeyroos, that won the gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics. Haslam celebrated her 200th game for Australia in the 1999 Oceania Cup against New Zealand.


  16. Rocky Visconte
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    Rocky Visconte

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    Rocky Visconte (born 22 April 1990) is an Australian footballer who plays for Croydon Kings in the National Premier Leagues South Australia.


  17. Ian Fletcher (tennis)
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    Ian Fletcher (tennis)

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    Ian Fletcher (born 1 December 1948, in Adelaide, Australia) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.


  18. Michelle Brogan
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    Michelle Brogan

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    Michelle Brogan (born 8 February 1973 in Adelaide, South Australia) is a former basketball player from Australia, who won the bronze medal with the Australia women's national basketball team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Four years later she was on the side that claimed the silver medal in Sydney, Australia, when she was known as Michelle Griffiths. She attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 1988-1990.


  19. Brenton Sanderson
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    Brenton Sanderson

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    Brenton Sanderson (born 27 February 1974) is a former Australian rules football player and is the former senior coach of the Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).


  20. Greg Chappell
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    Greg Chappell

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    Gregory Stephen Chappell MBE (born 7 August 1948) is a former cricketer who captained Australia between 1975 and 1977 and then joined the breakaway World Series Cricket (WSC) organisation, before returning to the Australian captaincy in 1979, a position he held until his retirement 1984. The second of three brothers to play Test cricket, Chappell was the pre-eminent Australian batsman of his time who allied elegant stroke making to fierce concentration. An exceptional all round player who bowled medium pace and, at his retirement, held the world record for the most catches in Test cricket, Chappell's career straddled two eras as the game moved toward a greater level of professionalism after the WSC schism.


  21. Darren Cahill
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    Darren Cahill

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    Darren Cahill (born 2 October 1965 in Adelaide, Australia) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from Australia. In addition, Cahill is a tennis analyst for the Grand Slam events on the US sports network ESPN and a coach with the Adidas Player Development Program and at ProTennisCoach.com.


  22. Mark Hutton
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    Mark Hutton

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    Mark Steven Hutton (born 6 February 1970 in Adelaide, South Australia) was a right-handed pitcher who last played in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds on 21 May 1998.


  23. Matthew Pavlich
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    Matthew Pavlich

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    Matthew Pavlich (born 31 December 1981) is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).


  24. Gillian Rolton
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    Gillian Rolton

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    Gillian Rolton, OAM (born 3 May 1956 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian former Olympics equestrian champion. She competed in two Olympic Games, 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta, winning a gold medal in team eventing at both competitions;at both games she rode her horse, Peppermint Grove, named after Peppermint Grove in Western Australia.


  25. Shayne Bennett
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    Shayne Bennett

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    Shayne Anthony Bennett (born 10 April 1972 in Adelaide, South Australia) was an Australian rules footballer who played for North Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), and a right-handed baseball pitcher, who last played in Major League Baseball for the Montreal Expos on 15 August.


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