Congratulations to our Hockey Olympians Sun 12 August 2012 Lara Giddings Premier The Premier, Lara Giddings, has praised Eddie Ockenden and Tim Deavin after the Australian men's hockey team won the bronze medal at the London Olympics. "While they would have hoped for gold medal success, both Eddie and Tim can be proud of their achievements on the biggest sporting stage," Ms Giddings said. "They are a great example to our young Tasmanians, that they too can follow their sporting dreams, and win and lose with grace and dignity. "I also congratulate Hockey Tasmania for their tremendous efforts in developing the game to a point where we can boast regular national representative such as Eddie and Tim. "All Olympians have to start somewhere and sporting clubs and organisations such as Hockey Tasmania play a key role in giving them the chance to fulfil their ambitions." Ms Giddings also congratulated Kate Hornsey, Tasmania's other medal winner, for her silver medal success in the women's pairs rowing. "Kate was the most successful of Tasmania's 15 Olympians who went to London and her achievement is testament to her hard work and dedication. "Some of our other representatives went agonisingly close to medal success and I know they would be deeply disappointed. "However, I think all Tasmanians recognise what an amazing achievement it is just to be picked to represent your country at the Olympics. "That is something that all 15 of our representatives can justifiably be proud."