The Water Polo community across Australia is today mourning the loss of former Australian junior women’s water polo coach, Bruce Falson. A pioneer... [more]
Men: Jamie Beadsworth, Richie Campbell, James Clark, Tim Cleland, Johnno Cotterill, Joel Dennerley, Rhys Howden, Sam McGregor (c), Billy Miller, Aidan Roach, Thomas Whalan, Gavin Woods, Aaron Younger. Head Coach: John Fox. Assistant Coaches: Paul Oberman, Frank Otto. Manager: Jon Harmer. Physiotherapist: Ian Gard.
Results: 7th (lost 8-5 to Italy, won 7-4 v Kazakhstan, lost 13-9 v Spain, lost 11-6 v Croatia, won 13-8 v Greece, lost 11-8 v Serbia, lost 10-9 v Hungary, won 10-9 v USA.
Women: Gemma Beadsworth, Victoria Brown, Kate Gynther (c), Bronwen Knox, Holly Lincoln-Smith, Alicia McCormack, Jane Moran, Glencora Ralph, Melissa Rippon, Sophie Smith, Ashleigh Southern, Rowena Webster, Nicola Zagame. Head Coach: Greg McFadden. Assistant Coaches: Dalibor Maslan, Ryan Moar. Manager: Lynne Morrison. Doctor: Grace Bryant. Physiotherapist: Liz Steet.
Results: 3rd (won 10-8 v Italy, won 16-3 v Great Britain, won 11-8 v Russia, won 20-18 v China in penalty shootout (FT: 14-14. ET: 16-16. Pens: 4-2), semi -final lost 11-9 in extra time v USA (FT: 9-9), bronze medal won 13-11 in extra time v Hungary (FT: 11-11).
Men: Jamie Beadsworth, Richard Campbell, Pietro Figlioli, Rhys Howden, Trent Franklin, Sam McGregor, Robert Maitland, Anthony Martin, Tim Neesham, James Stanton, Rafael Sterk, Thomas Whalan (c), Gavin Woods.
Results: 8th (won 12-8 v Greece, lost 9-8 v Spain, won 8-5 v Canada, lost 13-12 v Hungary, drew 5-5 v Montenegro, won 17-16 in penalty shootout v Italy, lost 9-8 v Greece).
Women: Gemma Beadsworth, Nikita Cuffe, Suzie Fraser, Taniele Gofers, Kate Gynther, Amy Hetzel, Bronwen Knox, Emma Knox, Alicia McCormack, Melissa Rippon (c), Rebecca Rippon, Jenna Santoromito, Mia Santoromito.
Results: 3rd (won 8-6 v Greece, drew 7-7 v Hungary, won 10-9 v Netherlands, won 12-11 v China, lost 9-8 v USA, won 12-11 in penalty shootout v Hungary).
Men: Pietro Figlioli, Trent Franklin, Toby Jenkins, Sam McGregor, Craig Miller, Tim Neesham, Aleksandr Osadchuk, Dean Semmens, James Stanton, Rafael Sterk, Nathan Thomas (c), Thomas Whalan, Gavin Woods.
Results: 9th (won 14-3 v Egypt, lost 8-4 v Italy, lost 8-4 Spain, lost 10-9 Greece, drew Germany 6-6, won 10-5 Kazakhstan, lost 6-5 v USA, beat Croatia 8-7).
Women: Belinda Brooks, Jemma Brownlow, Naomi Castle (c), Nikita Cuffe, Jo Fox, Kate Gynther, Kelly Heuchan, Emma Knox, Elise Norwood, Melissa Rippon, Rebecca Rippon, Bronwyn Smith, Jodie Stuhmcke.
Results: 4th (won 6-5 Italy, won 9-4 Kazakhstan, drew 7-7 Greece, lost 6-2 Greece, lost 6-5 USA).
Men: Sean Boyd, Edward Denis, Andrei Kovalenko, Daniel Marsden (C),Craig Miller, Timothy Neesham, Mark Oberman, Rod Owen-Jones, Rafael Sterk, Nathan Thomas, Grant Waterman, Thomas Whalan, Gavin Woods.
Results: 8th (lost 4-6 v Russia, drew 11-11 v Kazakhstan, won 11-6 v Slovakia, lost 5-6 v Italy, drew 7-7 v Spain, lost 3-7 v Yugoslavia, lost 4-8 v Italy, lost 8-10 v Croatia).
Women: Naomi Castle, Jo Fox, Bridgette Gusterson (C), Simone Hankin, Kate Hooper, Yvette Higgins, Bronwyn Mayer, Gail Miller, Melissa Mills, Debbie Watson, Liz Weekes, Danielle Woodhouse, Taryn Woods.
Results: 1st (won 9-2 Kazakhstan, won 6-3 v Russia, lost 4-5 v Netherlands, won 7-6 v United States of America, won 9-4 v Canada, won 7-6 v Russia, won 4-3 v United States of America).
* NB: Sydney 2000 was the first Olympics in which women were able to compete in water polo.
Did not qualify
Daniel Marsden, Geoffrey Clark, Guy Newman, Paul Oberman, Gregory McFadden, Simon Asher, Mark Oberman, Troy Stockwell, Raymond Mayers, Christopher Wybrow (c), Glenn Townsend, John Fox, Andrew Wightman.
Results: 5th (lost to USA 4-8, won France 9-5, lost to CIS 9-12, drew Germany 7-7, won Czech Republic 15-9; Classification 5-8 crossover won Cuba 7-5; 5th-6th, won Hungary 9-8).
Andrew Wightman, Richard Pengelley, Andrew Kerr (c), Donald Cameron, Christopher Harrison, Raymond Mayers, Christopher Wybrow, Glenn Townsend, John Fox, Andrew Taylor, Simon Asher, Troy Stockwell, Geoffrey Clark.
Results: 8th (lost 11-13 v West Germany, lost 4-11 v USSR, lost 5-7 v Italy, won 7-6 v France, won 13-2 v South Korea, won 8-7 v Spain, lost 5-12 v Hungary).
Los Angeles 1984
Glenn Townsend, Martin Callaghan, Raymond Mayers, Russell Basser, Russell Sherwell, Christopher Wybrow, Peter Montgomery (c), Richard Pengelley, Charles Turner, Andrew Kerr, Michael Turner, Julian Muspratt, Robert Bryant.
Results: 5th (lost to West Germany 6-10, beat Japan 15-2, drew with Italy 8-8, lost to Yugoslavia 6-9, lost to USA 7-12, lost to West Germany 6-10, drew with Spain 10-10, beat Netherlands 8-7).
David Neesham (Captain), Peter Montgomery (Vice-Captain), Robert Bryant, Martin Callaghan, Randall Goff, Andrew Kerr, Andrew Stewart, Charles Turner, Michael Turner, Julian Muspratt, Anthony Falson.
Results: 7th (won v Bulgaria 9-5, won v Bulgaria 8-5, won v Greece 4-2, won v Sweden 9-4, won v Italy 5-4, drew v Romania 4-4, lost v Cuba 4-6, lost v Yugoslavia 2-9).
Edmond Brooks, Randall Goff, Andrew Kerr, Ross Langdon, Ian Mills, Peter Montgomery (Vice-Captain), David Neesham (Captain), Charles Turner, Paul Williams, David Woods, Rodney Woods.
Results: 11th (won 8-2 v Iran, drew 4-4 v Mexico, lost 6-7 v Hungary, lost 3-4 v West Germany, lost 5-6 v Canada, lost 3-4 v Canada, lost 5-8 v Cuba, lost 2-7 v USSR).
Nichol Barnes, Tom Hoad (c), Ian McLauchlain, Robert Menzies, Peter Montgomery, David Neesham, Les Nunn, William Tiley, Leon Wiegard, Michael Withers, David Woods.
Results: 12th (drew 7-7 v Greece, drew 4-4 v Bulgaria, lost 2-10 v Hungary, lost 3-6 v West Germany, lost 4-8 v Spain, lost 2-4 v Holland, lost 5-6 v Cuba, lost 3-5 v Romania).
Mexico City 1968
Qualified but did not play.
Nichol Barnes, Stan Hammond, Tom Hoad (c), William McAtee, Ian Mills, Les Nunn, Edward Pierce, William Phillips, Graeme Samuel, Leon Wiegard, Michael Withers.
Results: Eliminated in first round (lost 0-6 v USSR, lost 1-3 v Germany).
John O’Brien (Captain), Allan Charleston, Des Clark, Tom Hoad, Edward Pierce, Graeme Sherman, Richard “Dick” Thornett, Keith Whitehead, Keith Wiegard, Michael Withers.
Results: Eliminated in first round (lost 2-6 v Yugoslavia, lost 3-5 v Holland, lost 2-3 v South Africa).
Peter Bennett, Jack Foster, Doug Laing, William McCabe, John O’Brien, William Orchard, Edward Pierce, Ray Smee (c), Keith Whitehead. Emergencies: James Farrell, Allan Charleston.
Results: 9th (lost first-round matches 2-4 v Romania, lost 1-9 v Yugoslavia, lost 0-3 v USSR, won 3-2 v Singapore, lost 2-5 v Great Britain; lost 2-4 v Romania in losers’ round).
Peter Bennett (c), Jack Foster, Malcolm Hastie, William Orchard, James O’Doherty, Keith Whitehead, Anthony Fenech, Frank Jordon, Doug Laing, Ray Smee.
Results: Eliminated in first round (lost 2-10 v Yugoslavia, lost 0-6 v Austria).
Arthur Burge, Colin French, Les McKay, Roger Cornforth, Benjamin Dalley, Herman Doerner (c), Jack Ferguson, Leon Ferguson, Eric Johnston, Jack King.
Results: Eliminated in first round (lost 0-9 v Italy, lost 3-12 v Yugoslavia).