Gold volleyball signed by Olympic medalists

Production date
Circa 2000
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Gold volleyball in display case signed by Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst - 2000 Olympic gold medallists in beach volleyball.
Classification
CH classification RECREATIONS Sports volleyball
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Measurements
Case: L350 x W350 x H330 mm
Ball: Dia 202 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, acrylic, rubber, paint sand.
Signature/Marks
Natalie Cook \ Bondi 2000 \ GOLD \ Kerri Pottharst
MIKASA
MADE OF \ SYNTHETIC LEATHER
History and use
This gold volleyball was presented to Peter Beattie, as Premier of Queensland, to commemorate the success of the Australian beach volleyball team at the 2000 Olympic Games. Queenslander Natalie Cook and her partner Kerri Pottharst won the gold medal for beach volleyball in that year.

Natalie Cook (from Townsville) and Kerrie Pottharst (from Adelaide) won a bronze medal for Beach Volleyball at the 1996 Atlanta Games. At the 2000 Olympics they won the Gold Medal in the final, played on Bondi beach in Sydney, beating the Brazilian team who at the time were the number one-ranked pair in the world. Cook went on to become the first Australian woman to compete in 5 Olympic Games, representing Australia at Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), Beijing (2008) and London (2012).
Registration number
H48073.1

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