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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 3rd (U/81kg) - 2011 London Boxing International Invitational (London, England)
  • 5th (U/81kg) - 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championships (Baku, Azerbaijan)
  • 1st (U/81kg) - 2011 Gee-Bee Tournament (Helsinki, Finland)
  • 1st (U/81kg) - 2011 Australian Championships (Melbourne, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics after making the quarterfinals at the World Boxing Championships in Baku, 2011.
  • Winning the gold medal at the Youth Olympics in Singapore, 2010.
  • Winning the silver medal at the Youth World Championships in Baku, 2010.

Interesting Facts

  • Hooper won silver at the 2010 Youth World Championships in Baku after a series of solid victories saw him reach the final before going down 6:1 on a points decision against Ireland's Joseph Ward.
  • After taking out the Oceania Championships earlier in the year, Hooper became the first indigenous Australian to win a junior world event when he took out the 2010 Youth Olympic Games U/75kg gold medal in Singapore.
  • He moved up to the U/81kg division and won the 2011 Australian senior title before going on to take out the 2011 Gee-Bee Tournament in Helsinki, Finland.
  • Hooper competed at the London Olympic Games test event, the London Boxing International Invitational, where he claimed 3rd following his defeat in the semifinals.
  • He became the first Australian to be qualify for London Olympics after making the quarterfinals of the U/81kg division at the 2011 World Championships in Baku. He subsequently did not have to fight through the Australian and Oceania Championships to gain selection for the team.

Sport

Years on national team

2009

Coach

Don Abnett (2009 - current)

Primary Training Base

Canberra, Australia

Club

Australian Institute of Sport (ACT, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

Education

Primary

Dalby State Primary School (QLD, Australia)

Secondary

Dalby State High School (QLD, Australia)


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