Kenny hits 100th goal but misses high five

10th August 2016

Jodie Kenny capped Australia’s opening win of the women’s Olympic competition with a pair of goals, efforts that saw her reach an incredible 100 international strikes as they swept past India 6-1 this morning.

Speaking about the goal which brought her to three figures, the Hockeyroo said: “It was an absolute cracker. I was really happy to score. To execute like I did, it was a great team goal because Georgina Morgan spun it to me and I managed to finish it.

“I wasn’t thinking about that before the game but I’ll take the 100. I’m really happy and I’m really proud of myself for getting there!”

The goal led to one of the game’s more humourous moments, her attempted high-five with Jane Claxton providing plenty of mirth.

“There was just a big lineup and I got through I think about four or five high-fives and then I pretty much went hand to face to Janeo so she nearly lost an eyeball. It was a bit awkward, though, that’s for sure. I can’t say a high five to the face is something we rehearse but it happens.”

From Claxton’s side of things, she said there is no lasting damage.

“Jodie’s just taller and we didn’t get the elbow connection right. It’s good to have a laugh out there as well, when you are winning too.

“Usually, we go for the hug so there’s not much room for error. That’s probably a first head high-five.”

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