Hollie Pearne-Webb doesn’t like to sit still.
As captain of the Great Britain hockey team, she can’t afford to if they are to successfully defend their Olympic gold in Tokyo next summer – especially after a tumultuous couple of years that has seen a new head coach arrive, several players depart and results yo-yo.
Off the pitch, she works part-time for Defra, the government’s environment department, and is aiming to finish her accountancy exams by next summer.
Even during lockdown, Pearne-Webb is on the move. If she’s not in her homemade emergency gym – a hastily converted garage that contains an air bike and weights – she’s out in her local community, fetching prescriptions and picking up shopping for those most at risk.
But if she does sit down for an hour on Thursday afternoon, she might stumble across the latest #TeamGBRewind – and it’s definitely worth a watch.
Rio 2016 was full of glorious moments. Forget Super Saturday, this was Super Monday, Super Tuesday, Super Wednesday and so on as the medals flowed in the samba sunshine.
Team GB thrived from the diving pool to the golf course and it was Pearne-Webb that provided perhaps the iconic moment of the Games when her penalty secured hockey gold following a thrilling 3-3 draw with the Netherlands.
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