Glencora McGhie

Glencora McGhie

Water Polo Schedule & Results

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

10 (Lost)

12 (Won)



Glencora McGhie

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

11 (Won)

4 (Lost)



Glencora McGhie

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

11 (Lost)

13 (Won)



Glencora McGhie

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

10 (Won)

3 (Lost)



Glencora McGhie

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

8 (Won)

7 (Lost)



Glencora McGhie

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

4 (Lost)

14 (Won)



Glencora McGhie

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Athlete Biography

Glencora McGhie will contend her second Olympic Games in Rio as part of the Australian Women’s Water Polo Team, along with fellow Western Australian Freemantle Marlins water polo teammates Zoe Arancini, and Gemma Beadsworth.

The Geraldton born centre back/driver's talent was identified early as she helped Australia to the gold medal at the 2007 Junior World Championships. She amassed over 100 caps for her nation by the age of 23 and became a senior member of the Stingers squad in the process.

McGhie made her Olympic debut in 2012, coming home with the bronze medal in a penalty shoot out over Hungary. The following year she helped Australia claim silver at the World Cup in Barcelona.

McGhie showed her decade of experience in the FINA Word League Final in February, 2016 when Australia defeated Olympic rivals China 12-10, with McGhie scoring five of the Stingers 12 goals. In June she helped Australia claim bronze at the World League Super Finals in Shanghai, China with a 10-3 victory over the host nation.

Out of the pool, McGhie is a qualified dental therapist and lives with husband and water polo player Brett in Perth. She wants to start a family when she hangs up her swimmers.

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Fast Facts

Olympic Information

  • 2012 London- 3rd (water polo)

Recent Performances

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

Career Highlights

  • London Olympic experience and bronze medal win!
  • 2013 Barcelona World Championships experience and silver medal.


  • Primary
    Tambrey PS (Karratha, WA) Exmouth District High, Marri Grove PS (WA, AUS)
  • Secondary
    Emmanuel Catholic College, WA, AUS
  • Tertiary
    Curtin University of Technology


  • Coach
    Greg McFadden 2006-current
  • Club
    Melville Water Polo Club, WA AUS
  • Institute/Academy
  • Primary Training Base
    Perth, AUS


Favourite food
Favourite holiday destination
I'll take any holiday I can get, but I do quite enjoy Italy or Spain
Favourite music
I'm quite random so a wide variety of music tickles my fancy.
Dream car
Luxury 4x4
Personal Motto
Before each game I usually say to the person next to me "Let's just win!"
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
Food... Always
Only my ears are pierced
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Beach Volleyball
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Our own performance in the extra-time and penalty shoot out quarter final win over China 2012
First Olympic Memory?
I used to always love watching the gymnastics and swimming when I was younger.
Most Influential person in your career/life
My mum- for the ridiculous amount of hours she has spent driving me to training and allowing me to get where I am today.
Why this sport?
I was a decent swimmer but wanted more excitement which came thru being in a team sport