Hannah Buckling

Hannah Buckling

Water Polo Schedule & Results

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

10 (Lost)

12 (Won)



Hannah Buckling

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

11 (Won)

4 (Lost)



Hannah Buckling

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

11 (Lost)

13 (Won)



Hannah Buckling

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

10 (Won)

3 (Lost)



Hannah Buckling

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

8 (Won)

7 (Lost)



Hannah Buckling

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

4 (Lost)

14 (Won)



Hannah Buckling

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Athlete Biography

Sydney born Hannah Buckling will maker her Olympic debut at Rio in the defensive line on the Australian Women’s Water Polo Team.

Buckling started playing the sport in high school and made her international debut at the 2011 Canada Cup, taking home gold. The same year she won bronze at the 2011 FINA World Junior Championships in Italy and was crowned the Australian Junior Female Water Polo Player of the Year.

In 2012 Buckling played for the Sydney University Lions Water Polo Team in the Australian National League and was selected into the 2012 Australian Olympic water polo squad but narrowly missed out on the final selection.

In 2013 she moved to America for one season to attend the University of Southern California and play for the university’s water polo team, the Trojans. That year, along with fellow Stinger Jayde Appel, she won the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships with the USC Trojans. She also helped Australia claim silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

Buckling has a Bachelor of Science from Sydney University and is starting a medical degree in 2017 to pursue a career in medicine when she hangs up her swimmers.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

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

  • Bronze Medal at the 2011 Junior Women's Water Polo World Championships.
  • Silver Medal at the 2013 Water Polo World Championships
  • Silver Medal at the 2014 Water Polo World Cup


  • Primary
    Mosman Public School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Wenona High School (NSW, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Science - University of Sydney (2010 - 2014)


  • Coach
    Greg McFadden
  • Club
    Sydney University
  • Institute/Academy
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia


Favourite food
Favourite holiday destination
Anywhere with snow!
Dream car
Range Rover
Personal Motto
I always count my blessings
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
Only ears pierced
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Cathy Freeman's gold medal at the 2000 Olympics
First Olympic Memory?
Watching Cathy Freeman win her semi-final at the Sydney 2000 Olympics
Most Influential person in your career/life
My Mum - for driving me everywhere, and encouraging me in everything I set my mind to