As an eight-year-old Bianca Hammett read an advertisement in the newspaper for synchronised swimming and she began the sport. She was 21 when she made her Olympic debut at London 2012 and she will lead the Australian synchronised team as captain at Rio 2016.
She was named as a reserve for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Team.
The 25-year-old from Calamvale, Queensland was inspired to pursue her sporting dream after she met members of the 2000 Olympic Team in her first year of trying synchronised swimming.
Hammett first became a member of the national squad in 2006 and went onto represent Australia at the 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2015 World Championships.
Hammett was given the honour of being flagbearer at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia for the Australian aquatics team, where she competed in both the team and duet events.
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B, or Yanks
Warrnambool, VIC, Australia
Calamvale, QLD, Australia
- 2012 London Olympics - 8th (Technical Team); 8th (Free Team)
- Competing for Australia at the London 2012 Olympics. It was an honour to represent my country at such a prestigious event.
- Being named the flag bearer for Australia at the 2015 FINA World Championships - representing not only synchro, but also swimming, water polo, diving and open water.
- Swimming at my first World championships in front of a home crowd - Melb 2007
- Calamvale State School (QLD, Australia)
- Calamvale Community College (QLD, Australia)
- Bachelor of Applied Science - University of Queensland (2009 - current)
Lillian Grenier (2016) - national team coach. Marina Kholod (2006-current) - club coach.
Gold Coast Mermaids, Southport, QLD, Australia
Primary Training Base
Gold Coast , Australia
Secondary Training Base
AIS - Canberra, Australia
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- I love the Greek Islands. A friend and I travelled there for a holiday at the completion of one of our European competitions. It was the best holiday I've ever had. It was so much fun and the scenery is beautiful. And Uluru, you can't go past our own backyard.
- Favourite music
- I enjoy a variety of music (fav song, incubis - drive)
- Dream car
- I've always wanted a Jeep Wrangler
- Personal Motto
- We got this!
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Lotto ticket (you never know your luck)
- Ears pierced
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Eric Moussambani, aka 'Eric the Eel' in 2000.
- First Olympic Memory?
- The first Olympics I watched was the Sydney 2000 Olympics - It was incredible! We had our nationals in Sydney Olympic Park
- Why this sport?
- It is an amazing sport that incorporates so many different aspects of other sports. It requires fitness,