#Rio2016 | Zalewski Added to Hockey Squad as Injury Replacement for White
Hockey | Published:
Fri 15 July 2016
Hockey Australia has advised the Australian Olympic
Committee of the withdrawal of Tristan White (NSW) and nomination of Western
Australian Aran Zalewski as his replacement in the Australian Men’s hockey team
bound for the Rio Olympics.
White sustained a tear to his posterior cruciate ligament during an internal
training match, and will be unable to rehabilitate the injury in time to
participate in the games which begin on August 5.
Hockey Australia High Performance Director, Andy Smith said: "It’s clearly devastating
news for Tristan who has done very well to be selected in the final 16 in what
would have been his first Olympics, following strong performances throughout
"Our senior centralised training environment provides strength and depth within
the squad which has meant that we have been able to select Aran Zalewski into
the 16 man team. Aran has been a regular member of the team over the last two
years and narrowly missed out on selection initially.”
Finalising the full team, the three reserves who will travel to Rio with the
team have been named as Jeremy Hayward, Tom Craig and Tyler Lovell.
With Zalewski added to the Australian Olympic Team for
the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Western Australia has 37 representatives in Brazil.