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Given name: Bronwen
Family name: Knox
Date of birth: 16/04/86
City of birth: Brisbane, Qld
Home town and State: Brisbane, Qld
National League team: UNSW
International debut: 2005 – AUSvNZ test series in Canberra
Playing position: Centre back
Preferred cap number: 6
- Olympic Games: 3rd, London, England, 2012; 3rd, Beijing, China, 2008
- FINA World Championships: 2nd, Barcelona, Spain, 2013; 2nd, Melbourne, Australia, 2007
- FINA World League: 2nd, FINA World League Finals, Shanghai, China, 2012; 2nd, FINA World League Super Finals, La Jolla, USA, 2010; 3rd, FINA World League Super Finals, Tenerife, Spain, 2008
- Other competitions: 1st, Water Polo Pan Pacs, Melbourne, Australia, 2012; 1st, London Test Event, London, England, 2012; 1st, FINA World Cup, Tianjin, China, 2006; 2nd, FINA World Cup, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2010
Uni Course: Bachelor Bachelor of Biomedical Science 2013, Graduate Diploma Public Health (Emergency and Disaster Management) 2014, Bachelor of Law (Honours) currently completing.
Institution: Griffith University, Qld
Marital status: Single
Age when began competing in your sport: 14 – I started as a swimmer, and crossed over to water polo full time at 16 years old
Where did you begin competing: Brisbane, Qld
Most memorable sporting achievement: Olympic bronze medal in 2012
Any relatives/spouses who are famous for things other than water polo: Yes, my grandfather, politician Sir William Knox was a liberal MP and held seat for Nunda, Vice President of the Queensland Liberal Party between 1956 and 1957. He was Liberal leader in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1976–1978 and again from 1983–1988 and was given life membership that same year. He held the portfolios of Health, Justice and Attorney-General.
What made you choose this sport: I enjoyed most sports, but thrived in water. So it was great to find something that had the elements of ball sports, swimming, and was team based.
Who is the most influential person in your sporting career and why: My family and mum in particular. She has provided constant support and encouragement as well as being a psychologist, coach and cheerleader
Which person do you most look up to in your sporting career and why: Australian women’s team captain at the Sydney 2000 Games, Naomi McCarthy (nee Castle). She was an idol of mine growing up in the sport and I first played with her when I was 16 years old in the A grade Competition for the North Brisbane Polo Bears. She has mentored me throughout my sporting career and has been a constant friend and fountain of information.
What are your ambitions both during and after your sporting career: My sporting ambitions include being the best in the world and winning a gold medal at an Olympic Games. Once I finish up with my sporting career, I hope to finish my Law degree and work in the field of Health promotion.
I dream of: An Olympic gold medal
What is your proudest sporting moment: Watching the women win gold in Sydney 2000 and winning silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships
Food: Chocolate, but I love trying new foods.
Sporting team: Queensland Reds Super 15 Rugby team
Place to travel for water polo: Recently we have spent time in Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia which are all beautiful places to visit.
Place to travel for pleasure: Scandinavia is where I would love to go on my next holiday.
Thing to do on a day off: Catching up with friends and family. Trying new cafes and restaurants.
Beach / Movie: Movie
Pizza / Salad: Pizza
Rap / Rock: Rock
Summer / Winter: Winter
Drive / Be driven: Drive
Talk / Listen: Listen
Shorts / Jeans: Jeans