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John Bestall



Olympic History

Seoul 1988

Barcelona 1992

Career Events

Hockey Men's 12-team Tournament


John's Story

1963 -

Dual Olympian John Bestall represented Australia in men’s hockey in 1988 and 1992. At his first Games the team placed fourth, losing the bronze medal final 2-1 to the Netherlands. Four years later in Barcelona, Bestall was a member of the team that won a silver medal. After winning four of it’s five preliminary matches (and drawing the other), the Aussies beat the Netherlands 3-2 in the semi-final to reach the final against Germany. An early goal to the Germans put Australia on the back foot, and despite a valiant second half they lost 2-1. Bestall has stayed involved in the sport as a coach.

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