Bronwen Knox

Bronwen Knox

Water Polo Schedule & Results

(Local) / 02:10 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Women's Classification 5th-6th Place

10 (Lost)

12 (Won)



Bronwen Knox

(Local) / 11:00 AM 17 Aug (Rio)
Women's Classification 5th-8th Place

11 (Won)

4 (Lost)



Bronwen Knox

(Local) / 03:30 PM 15 Aug (Rio)
Women's Quarterfinal

11 (Lost)

13 (Won)



Bronwen Knox

(Local) / 11:40 AM 13 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round - Group A

10 (Won)

3 (Lost)



Bronwen Knox

(Local) / 10:20 AM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round - Group A

8 (Won)

7 (Lost)



Bronwen Knox

(Local) / 01:00 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Women's Preliminary Round - Group A

4 (Lost)

14 (Won)



Bronwen Knox

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Athlete Biography

Bronwen Knox will be looking for her third Olympic medal when she captains the Australian Women’s Water Polo Team at Rio, after winning bronze medals for Australia in 2008 and 2012.

The Queenslander had a stellar Olympic debut in Beijing, scoring 12 goals to be the third leading goal scorer in the tournament. This haul included three goals in Australia’s thrilling 12-11 bronze medal victory over Hungary.

Knox has been representing Australia in water polo for over a decade and has played more than 300 games for the nation. She won bronze at the 2003 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and made her senior team international debut in 2005 at an Australia vs New Zealand test match in Canberra. A career highlight was winning gold at the 2006 World Cup in China.

The centre-back almost considered ending her water polo career after she fractured her collarbone at the Rio test event in November, 2015 (where Australia won gold). However, she was determined to compete at her third games with her heart set on the elusive Olympic gold.

Out of the pool, Knox is passionate about furthering her education and has a number of qualifications under her belt, including a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, a Graduate Diploma in Public Health (Emergency and Disaster Management) and is currently studying a Bachelor of Law (Honours). After her sporting career she hopes to work in the field of health promotion.

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 3rd 2008 Beijing - 3rd

Recent Performances

  • 3rd – 2016 FINA World League Super Final (Shanghai, China)
  • 2nd – 2015 FINA World League Super Final (Shanghai, China)
  • 1st – 2015 Rio test event (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 3rd – 2015 Kunshan Cup (Kunshan, China)
  • 4th – 2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)

Career Highlights

  • Winning the bronze medal at the London, 2013 Olympic Games
  • Winning the bronze medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
  • Winning Gold World Cup 2006, China


  • Primary
    Wilston State School (QLD, Australia)
  • Secondary
    St Pauls School (QLD, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Biomedical Science - Griffith University (2009-2013); Graduate Dip. Public Health (Emergency and Disaster Management) (2014); Bachelor of Law (Hons.) (2016-present)


  • Coach
    Greg McFadden (2005 - current)
  • Club
    UNSW/West, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
  • Primary Training Base
    Brisbane, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia


Favourite food
Favourite holiday destination
Yamba, NSW
Favourite music
Alternative and Top 40
Personal Motto
Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your methods
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
A good coffee and the paper
Olympics rings (top of right foot, near last three toes), Wattle tattoo left forearm, pierced ears
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Beach Volleyball
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Kieren Perkins - 1996 Atlanta 1500m swim
First Olympic Memory?
Watching the Atlanta olympics at home with the family
Why this sport?
Fell into water polo, as was a swimmer and was bored. Thought that water polo was a sport that combined all the aspects that I enjoyed about sport.