June 17, 2021
(Reuters) – USA Rugby named the women’s Olympic Rugby Sevens team on Thursday. Two veterans of Rio Games are hoping to bring back the first ever Stars and Stripes Olympic medal at this event.
The team lost in the 2016 quarterfinals, the first year of the Olympics, and finished fourth in the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens before being ranked sixth in World Rugby.
Thirty-year-old Aleb Kelter, who has participated in the World Series 33 times, and Lauren Doyle, another 30-year-old winger, bring the team an Olympic experience.
“We have plenty of big match experience over the last three years and we believe it’s very difficult to deal with when we focus on the task at hand, play disciplined and fight as a group,” said Head. Coach Chris Brown said. statement.
“We are exactly where we need to reach the podium.”
(Report by Amy Tennery, edited by Ed Osmond)
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