Kelsey Wakefield

Kelsey Wakefield

Water Polo Schedule & Results

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

10 (Lost)

12 (Won)

Australia

Spain


Kelsey Wakefield


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

11 (Won)

4 (Lost)

Australia

Brazil


Kelsey Wakefield


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

11 (Lost)

13 (Won)

Australia

Hungary


Kelsey Wakefield


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

10 (Won)

3 (Lost)

Australia

Brazil


Kelsey Wakefield


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

8 (Won)

7 (Lost)

Italy

Australia


Kelsey Wakefield


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

4 (Lost)

14 (Won)

Russia

Australia


Kelsey Wakefield


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Athlete Biography

Kelsey Wakefield will join Lea Yanitsas in the goals at her maiden Olympics in Rio as a member of the Australian Women’s Water Polo Team.

Wakefield started playing water polo at 12 years-old to copy her older sisters and give them someone to practice against. Throughout high school she excelled in water polo and competed at a national level in high jump. After school she chose to follow her passion for water polo as she loved the team aspect.

The goalkeeper, known for her ability to anticipate the shot in penalty shootouts, made her Australian international debut at the 2009 Canada Cup.

Wakefield has won five National League Water Polo Titles with her Queensland team the Brisbane Barracudas. She helped Australia to win bronze at the 2011 FINA World Junior Championships in Italy and silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Spain.

She has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Griffith University on the Gold Coast, and has a flair for baking, often making birthday cakes for her teammates.

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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

  • 2nd, World Championships, Barcelona, SPAIN, 2013
  • 4th, World Championships, Kazan, RUSSIA, 2015
  • Winning 5 National League Water Polo Titles with Brisbane Barracudas

Education

  • Primary
    Trinity Lutheran College (QLD, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Trinity Lutheran College (QLD, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Biomedical Science - Griffith University Gold Coast (2009-2013)

Training

  • Coach
    Greg McFadden (2009 - current)
  • Institute/Academy
    QAS
  • Primary Training Base
    Brisbane, Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
Blow water out of mouthguard when a game starts
Favourite food
Nachos
Favourite holiday destination
Burleigh Heads
Favourite music
Taylor Swift
Dream car
BMW 4-series
Personal Motto
"later never exists"
Star Sign
Gemini
I would spend my last $10 on
A Max Brenner Cookieshake
Tattoos/Piercings
Just one piercing in each ear
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Gymnastics
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Australia Women's Water Polo team winning in Sydney
First Olympic Memory?
1996 opening ceremony on TV
Most Influential person in your career/life
My father - did everything he could to support my career
Why this sport?
The team aspect is awesome and no game is the same