Ipswich and Australian hockey striker Amy Korner shapes to unleash a tomahawk during her recent European tour.
Ipswich and Australian hockey striker Amy Korner shapes to unleash a tomahawk during her recent European tour. Thomas Jereczek Mediendienste

Olympic waiting game for Korner

LONDON Olympics prospect Amy Korner is satisfied she's done everything she can to secure an Australian Hockeyroos spot.

She faces a nervous weekend to find out her fate.

The Ipswich striker scored two goals in the recent series against India and gave her all against world number three-ranked China in two matches before returning from Perth.

With the 27-strong Australian Olympic squad being named on Monday, Korner will keep herself busy awaiting the national verdict.

She has the Brothers Junior Sportststar dinner tonight, a good friend's engagement party tomorrow and teaching exams to take her mind briefly off hockey.

"I did what I could," Korner, 25, said of her Olympic prospects.

"I really enjoyed it, especially the games against China.

"I couldn't have done anything else. I prepared well and I came off every time absolutely buggered.

"I don't think I could have done anything more."

Against India, the Australians had two wins, a draw and a loss.

"In the first two games, I scored two tomahawks," she said, feeling good returning to the Aussie side for the first time in a year.

"Definitely to score goals was fun and a good start."

She completed that series with a 6-1 success before lining up against twice against China in a separate six-Test series that finishes in Bunbury tonight.

Korner was one of 35 Olympic hopefuls being trialled as national coach Adam Commens and his team prepare to trim the squad in the lead-up to the London Olympics.

"I'm pretty much playing the waiting game," Korner said.

"I can't wait until it's kind of over and we know."

Playing in Perth was the first time Korner was coached by Commens.

"You are absolutely drained after every game but I hadn't really done much under Adam yet," she said.

"I think he's a very good coach."

Importantly, she finished both series without any injury concerns.


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