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Sean Kerly

Full name: Sean Robin Kerly
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 29, 1960 in Whitstable, Kent, Great Britain
Affiliations: Southgate Hockey Club, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

After scoring seven goals for Britain’s bronze medal winning team in Los Angeles in 1984, striker Sean Kerly went one better with eight goals at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. Kerly also won silver medals at the 1986 World Cup and the 1987 European Cup and was a member of the Southgate team which won the English Club Championship in 1987 and 1988. In his 74 matches for Great Britain he scored 57 goals and also played for England in 58 outdoor and nine indoor internationals. Extensive television coverage focused attention on his scoring feats and, unusually for a hockey player, he became one of Britain’s best known sportsmen. The strictly amateur nature of the game precluded Kerly from benefiting financially from the publicity and shortly before the 1988 Olympics he lost his job as a buyer for a fashion chain due to demands made on his time by training and competition. The necessity of earning a living, coupled with a certain loss of form, eventually obliged him to take a break from international hockey, although he continues to play for Southgate in the National League.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 6

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G FG PCG PSG GC YC RC LCG
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 1984-07-29 7 7 6 1 0 3 1 0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1 1984-08-11 GBR 3, AUS 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1984-08-09 FRG 1, GBR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #3 1 1984-07-30 GBR 2, KEN 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #6 1 1984-08-01 GBR 3, CAN 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #8 1 1984-08-03 GBR 1, NZL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #11 1 1984-08-05 GBR 4, NED 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
1984 Summer 24 Los Angeles Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #13 1T 1984-08-07 PAK 0, GBR 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1988-09-18 7 8 4 3 1 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-10-01 GBR 3, FRG 1 1 0 1 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1988-09-28 GBR 3, AUS 2 3 2 1 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #3 1T 1988-09-18 KOR 2, GBR 2 1 1 0 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #4 1 1988-09-20 GBR 3, CAN 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #9 2 1988-09-22 FRG 2, GBR 1 0 0 0 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #11 1 1988-09-24 GBR 3, URS 1 2 1 1 0 0
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #14 1 1988-09-26 GBR 3, IND 0 1 0 0 1 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 6 1992-07-26 7 1 1 0 0 2 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 5/6 2 1992-08-06 ESP 2, GBR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 1 1992-08-05 GBR 3, NZL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #3 1 1992-07-26 GBR 2, EGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #6 2 1992-07-28 GER 2, GBR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #7 1 1992-07-30 GBR 3, IND 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #11 1 1992-08-01 GBR 2, ARG 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Hockey Great Britain GBR Group A Match #13 2 1992-08-03 AUS 6, GBR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0