John Cotterill

John Cotterill

Water Polo Schedule & Results

(Local) / 02:10 PM 14 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

12 (Won)

7 (Lost)

Australia

Greece


John Cotterill


(Local) / 10:10 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

10 (Won)

8 (Lost)

Serbia

Australia


John Cotterill


(Local) / 09:00 AM 10 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

8 (Won)

6 (Lost)

Australia

Japan


John Cotterill


(Local) / 01:00 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

9 (Tied)

9 (Tied)

Hungary

Australia


John Cotterill


(Local) / 08:50 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Men's Preliminary Round - Group A

8 (Won)

7 (Lost)

Brazil

Australia


John Cotterill


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Athlete Biography

A decade after making his international senior team debut, John “Johnno” Cotterill will make his second Olympic appearance in Rio after the Aussie Sharks placed 5th in the 2016 World League Super Final in Huizhou, China.

Cotterill won silver at the 2003 Australian Youth Olympic Festival before making his international debut in 2006. The following year he made his World Championships debut on home soil on Melbourne.

He won bronze medals at the World League Finals in 2007 and 2008. A year later he was part of the Australian team that won the gold medal by defeating the host nation at the 2009 World University Games in Serbia.

Cotterill moved to Europe for five years to play water polo professionally, living in Barcelona, Chios and Athens. He returned home from Greece in 2012 and was selected to compete at his first Olympic Games in London, where Australia placed seventh after going down 8-11 to Serbia.

Cotterill has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is currently working as a Product Manager at Westpac Bank in Sydney.

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Fast Facts

Olympic Information

  • London Olympics - 7th (water polo)

Recent Performances

  • 5th - 2016 World League Super Final (Huizhou, China)
  • 2nd - 2016 World League Intercontinental Tournament (Yokohama, Japan)
  • 1st – 2015 FINA World League Intercontinental Tournament (California, USA)
  • 5th –2015 FINA World League Super Final, Bergamo, Italy
  • 8th – 2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)

Career Highlights

  • Debut World Championships at home in 2007 in Melbourne
  • Olympic Games London 2012
  • Winning World University Games 2009 - Belgrade

Education

  • Primary
    Kensington Public School (Sydney)
  • Secondary
    Randwick Boys High School (Sydney)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Commerce - University of New South Wales (2006 - 2012)

Training

  • Coach
    Dusan Kristic - 2014-2016, Elvis Fatovic 2013-2016, Chris Wybrow - 2011-2016
  • Club
    Sydney University Lions
  • Institute/Academy
    NSWIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney University
  • Secondary Training Base
    NSW Institute of Sport

Q&A

Superstition/s
Score the last goal in warm up
Favourite food
Thai
Favourite holiday destination
Domestic - Yamba International - Hawaii
Favourite music
Hip hop
Dream car
Ford Laser
Personal Motto
Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine
Star Sign
Scorpio
I would spend my last $10 on
Banana Smoothie
Tattoos/Piercings
None
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
BMX
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Men's 4x100 relay in Sydney and Water Polo women in Sydney
First Olympic Memory?
Opening ceremony in Barcelona 1992
Most Influential person in your career/life
Parents
Why this sport?
I love it and it's probably the only thing I am good at