Speakers Profile - Nova Peris_Kneebone

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Nova Peris–Kneebone is a versatile Australian athlete who has succeeded in both the sporting arenas of field hockey and
track and field.

Nova participated as a member of the Australian Women's Hockey team that won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games, becoming the first Australian Aboriginal Athlete to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal.

Nova became a gold medalist in track and field at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Nova was also the first to carry the Olympic flame on Australia soil for the Sydney 2000 Games when she accepted the torch at Uluru.