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Georgina Sophie Twigg MBE[1] (born 21 November 1990) is an English international field hockey player and an Olympic gold medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Georgie Twigg
MBE
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Twigg in 2015
Personal information
Full name Georgina Sophie Twigg
Born (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 28)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Playing position Midfielder
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Great Britain (2)

She plays club hockey in the Investec Women's Hockey League Premier Division for Surbiton Hockey Club.

Twigg played as a midfielder for England and Great Britain from 2010 to 2016 and announced her official retirement from international hockey in July 2018.[2]

Since then, results have included

  • Bronze with England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, scoring the winning goal in the Bronze medal match,
  • Bronze medal with England at the 2010 Argentina World Cup,
  • Gold at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
  • Silver at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games,
  • Silver medal with Great Britain at the 2012 Champions Trophy in Argentina,
  • Bronze medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

She was named England Hockey's Young Performance Player of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. She has played for Surbiton, Clifton, University of Bristol, Cannock and Lincoln.[3]

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Personal lifeEdit

Twigg is from Lincoln,[4] and attended Repton School.[5]

Since 2012 Twigg has been in a relationship with Iain Lewers, the England/Great Britain men's international. [6][7] In 2019 they became engaged. [8]

She arrived at Bristol University at the age of 17 in September 2008 to read law. While an undergraduate she played hockey for university and Clifton. After her result at the 2012 Olympics her home village post box was painted bronze; it was subsequently returned to its regular, red colour by the Royal Mail.[9]

RetirementEdit

In 2016, she indefinitely suspended her international hockey career, citing her professional career as a trainee city lawyer.[7] She announced her official retirement in July 2018.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Year's Honours list 2017" (PDF). Gov.uk. Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. p. 88. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/player.asp?itemid=488&section=44
  3. ^ "EHL Statistics". Fixtureslive.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  4. ^ "EHL Statistics". Fixtureslive.com. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.repton.org.uk/Old-Reptonians-Make-Golden-History-in-Rio
  6. ^ "Olympic hockey 2016: Team GB couple Iain Lewers and Georgie Twigg are serious about Rio". www.standard.co.uk. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Law student Twigg hesitant over international hockey future". www.teamgb.com. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Meet Georgie Twigg – Surbiton HC". eurohockey.org. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  9. ^ "BBC News — Doddington postbox painted bronze by hockey fans". BBC. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  10. ^ http://surbitonhc.com/twiggy-announces-her-international-retirement/

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