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Ben O’Donnell

Sport / Discipline

Rugby 7s

Birth Place

Paddington

Birth state

NSW

Date of Birth

14/08/1995

Age

24

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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Additional Information

Languages Spoken:

No

Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?

Yes, New Zealand

Education Details:

Sport & Exercise Management UTS (current)

Club details:

Randwick Galloping Greens, Randwick Sydney, Australia

Why did you begin your sport?

As a 4 year old playing Rugby Union for the Clovelly Eagles, picking up grass more than actually playing.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

Just a few bum touches.

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Earning a fulltime contract with the Australian Sevens.

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Steve 'Beaver' Menzies. Yes, was lucky enough to actually meet him and then go on the Classic Wallabies tour of Hong Kong and play along side him. And Brian O'Driscoll. Yes, met Brian on the same tour as a HSBC Ambassador. Met him in the Hong Kong Sevens after series function in the HSBC Executive Tent, which we somehow snuck into.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

My Parents & Friends, super supporters and have always believed in me when maybe I haven't myself.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

I'm a keen golfer, even though I'm useless.

What is your sporting ambition?

Win Gold at the Olympics for Rugby Sevens