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Here’s everything you need to know about Australia’s 2024 Olympic Water Polo Teams

Both the women’s and men’s teams qualified this year!

The Olympic Games, held every four years, epitomise global athletic excellence and camaraderie.

And water polo, a dynamic and demanding sport that combines swimming, strategy, and teamwork, has been part of the Olympic program since the 1900s.

As the Paris 2024 Olympics begin to unfold, here’s what you need to know about Australia’s water polo teams.

the members of the women's australian water polo team for the 2024 olympics

Who is in the Australian women’s water polo team Olympics 2024?

  • Zoe Arancini
  • Keesja Gofers
  • Abby Andrews
  • Elle Armit
  • Bronte Halligan
  • Tilly Kearns
  • Gabi Palm
  • Alice Williams
  • Sienna Hearn
  • Sienna Green
  • Genevieve Longman
  • Danijela Jackovich
  • Charlize Andrew

Who is in the Australian men’s water polo team for the Paris Olympics?

  • Nathan Power
  • Blake Edwards
  • Lachy Edwards
  • Nic Porter
  • Marcus Berehulak
  • John Hedges
  • Luke Pavillard
  • Angus Lambie
  • Charlie Negus
  • Chaz Poot
  • Jacob Mercep
  • Matthew Byrnes
  • Milos Maksimovic

What is the Australian water polo team called?

The women’s team is nicknamed The Stingers and the men’s team is nicknamed The Sharks.

How is Australia doing at the Paris 2024 Olympics in water polo?

Watch this space for this year’s results.

the members of the men's australian water polo team for the 2024 olympics
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: Members of the Aussie Sharks water polo team pose during the Australian 2024 Paris Olympic Games Men’s Water Polo Squad Announcement at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium on May 28, 2024 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

How many Olympic medals has Australia won previously for water polo?

The Australian women’s water polo team won Gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.

The Australian men’s water polo team has never won an Olympic medal.

When did women’s water polo become an Olympic sport?

Men’s water polo made its Olympic debut at the Paris Games in 1900. But it took until the 2000 Sydney Olympics for women’s water polo to be officially a part of the games.

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