A star hockey player of the current era, Samantha Quek has accomplished many monumental feats in her phenomenal career. A big name in the world of hockey, Samantha, who is fondly called Sam by her fans, led the Great Britain’s team to win Gold in Rio Olympics 2016, defeating the Netherlands in a nerve-racking penalty shoot-out.
Currently in Bhubaneshwar doing commentary for the ongoing Hockey Men’s World Cup, Samantha has an interesting take on being sporty and glamorous. The English athlete believes that one can be sporty and look sensational, both at the same time. She even revealed in an interview in the past that before the Olympic finals, the girls in the team were all doing their hair and makeup as it makes one feel good and look good.
A defender for both England and Great Britain, Samantha slowly but steadily went onto become an integral part of both the squads. Due to her exceptional show, Quek was made the captain of team England during the 2014 Champions Trophy in Mendoza, Argentina. During the tournament, Quek broke two of her ribs on the right side in the opening match. However, oblivious of the fact, Quek went onto play in every game of the tournament.
Samantha’s love affair with the game began at an early age as she would play hockey with her older sister and two brothers. A sports lover in general, Samantha even enjoys football and is a huge Liverpool supporter.
One of the other passions of the gorgeous athlete is horse riding. The stunning athlete first rode a horse at the age of 10. Her love for the sport grew over the years and she even participated in local competitions. Like many other athletes, Samantha also believes in lucky numbers and puts her bet on No. 13 blindly.
Sam now owns a share of two horses with her husband and property entrepreneur, Tom Mairs. After dating for a long time, the two finally tied the knot in September 2018. The couple got engaged in 2017 after Tom proposed while they were away on a holiday in Tenerife.
Currently parked in Bhubaneshwar, Samantha recently had an emotional experience in the city. While taking a taxi ride, the athlete saw her mural on a wall outside a hospital in the city and got deeply moved. Surely, the hockey star has fans in every part of the world.