Seven outstanding Tasmanian sportspeople were today inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame.
The Sporting Hall of Fame celebrates our strong sporting heritage and the exceptional achievements of inspirational Tasmanian sporting stars.
The inductees have not only excelled on the sporting field, but are also recognised for their conduct and attitude, and all are wonderful role models.
The 2016 inductees are:
- Beijing Olympic rowing gold medallist Scott Brennan;
- Dana Faletic who won gold at the World Rowing Championships in 2003 and bronze at the Athens Olympics;
- Kate Hornsey, a three-time World Champion, dual Olympian and Olympic Silver Medallist at the London Olympics;
- Cyclist Belinda Goss will be the first female cyclist to be inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame. Belinda won 15 Australian national titles and was the first Tasmanian female to ever compete in cycling at international level and is the only Australian to have won three consecutive bronze medals in the World Championships in the Women’s Scratch Race;
- Hollie Grima was a member of the only Australian women’s basketball team to win the gold medal at the Women’s World Championships, in 2006; and won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games Melbourne, in 2006; silver at the Olympic Games, in Beijing, in 2008;
- World champion archer Clint Freeman will be the first archer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Clint was the the first Tasmanian to hold a national title in archery and the first Tasmanian selected for an Australian archery team. He represented Australia from 1992 until 2010 winning four gold, four silver and five bronze medals including two world titles in international competitions. Clint set 12 World Records for archery; and
- Paul Sproule’s Australian football career included playing for two Hobart Football Club premiership sides, 60 games for Essendon, playing for the Richmond Football Club’s back-to-back Premiership teams of 1973 and 1974, captain-coach of the Sandy Bay Football Club; the side went on to win the premierships of 1976-1978.
The Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame is located at the Silverdome in Launceston and may be viewed online.