Keesja Kaia Gofers

Keesja Kaia Gofers

Water Polo Schedule & Results

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

10 (Lost)

12 (Won)

Australia

Spain


Keesja Kaia Gofers


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

11 (Won)

4 (Lost)

Australia

Brazil


Keesja Kaia Gofers


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

11 (Lost)

13 (Won)

Australia

Hungary


Keesja Kaia Gofers


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

10 (Won)

3 (Lost)

Australia

Brazil


Keesja Kaia Gofers


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

8 (Won)

7 (Lost)

Italy

Australia


Keesja Kaia Gofers


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

4 (Lost)

14 (Won)

Russia

Australia


Keesja Kaia Gofers


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Athlete Biography

The same year she claimed her maiden national water polo title, Keesja Gofers will make compete at her first Olympics as a driver for the Australian Women’s Water Polo Team. She secured her debut at Rio with a strong 2016 season, scoring three goals in the bronze medal match at the FINA World Super League Finals in China, helping Australia place third over the host nation.

The Sydney born athlete plays for the Sydney University Lions and co-captained the team, along with fellow Stinger, Lea Yanitsas, to the National Water Polo League title in March, 2016.

Gofers took up water polo to copy her sisters when she was 13 years-old. She made her international debut in 2010 and helped Australia claim silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

Athleticism runs in the Gofers family. Her sister, Taniele, competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics winning the water polo bronze medal, and has represented Australia in European handball. Another of her sisters, Allira, plays European handball and beach handball for Australia.

Gofers graduated from Sydney University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture. She dates Australian handballer Scott Nicholson.

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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

  • World Champs silver medallists 2013
  • World Cup silver medallists 2014
  • Junior world champions 2007

Education

  • Primary
    Beecroft Primary School (NSW, Australia) (kindergaten-3) MLC Burwood (NSW, Australia) (4-6)
  • Secondary
    MLC Burwood (NSW, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Design in Architecture - Sydney Uni (2008-2012- )

Training

  • Coach
    Greg McFadden (2010 -current)
  • Club
    Sydney University, NSW, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    NSWIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    AIS, Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
- always wear the same bra to all official games
Favourite food
Cookie and chocolate milk
Favourite holiday destination
blueys beach
Favourite music
Beyoncé
Dream car
Anything that goes
Personal Motto
Dont wait for the ship to come, swim out to it
Star Sign
Pisces
I would spend my last $10 on
$5 lottery ticket and a cookie
Tattoos/Piercings
ears pierced.
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
beach volleyball
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Eric Moussambani's (Eric the Eel) 2nd Olympic campaign, halving his Sydney 100m free time. Shows the power of hard work!
First Olympic Memory?
Watching Cathy Freeman light the Sydney Olympic flame
Most Influential person in your career/life
My boyfriend, Scott
Why this sport?
It's unlike any other sport and at the same time Water Polo has elements of lots of sport