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Olympic chances boosted for Brown

Australian hockey player Kiel Brown is on track for a London Olympics berth alongside his sister Hope Munro.
Australian hockey player Kiel Brown is on track for a London Olympics berth alongside his sister Hope Munro. Nev Madsen

THE Olympic Games chances of Kiel Brown have received a boost but have come at the expense of a fellow defender chasing his first Games selection.

Brown has been called into the Kookaburras squad for the second week of their European tour after a knee injury to Graeme Begbie killed his Olympic chances.

Begbie suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury while playing against India on the eve of the London VISA International Invitational.

Brown has flown from his current home-town of Perth to London as a replacement and will play Test matches against Belgium and Germany in the second week of the tour.

The former Toowoomba talent was initially left out of the squad for the European tour.

He was told that he was still in calculations for the London Games, which start on July 29.

His chances will surely improve now he has the opportunity to represent the Kookaburras again less than three months out from the Games.

Brown represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

His call-up to the Kookaburras also continues a funny streak of being away from home on hockey trips for each of his birthdays since he was 14.

Brown turns 28 tomorrow.

Topics:  hockey, injury, kiel brown, kookaburras, london olympics




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