Richie Campbell

Richie Campbell

Water Polo Schedule & Results

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

12 (Won)

7 (Lost)

Australia

Greece


Richie Campbell


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

10 (Won)

8 (Lost)

Serbia

Australia


Richie Campbell


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

8 (Won)

6 (Lost)

Australia

Japan


Richie Campbell


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

9 (Tied)

9 (Tied)

Hungary

Australia


Richie Campbell


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

8 (Won)

7 (Lost)

Brazil

Australia


Richie Campbell


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Athlete Biography

More than a decade after he made his senior international debut with the Australian Sharks, Richard Campbell will contend his third Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

Campbell was the youngest member of the men’s water polo team at his Olympic debut in Beijing. He played centre back for the Sharks, who finished in eighth position. After Beijing, Campbell travelled to Europe to expand his game.

In 2009 he won gold for Australia at the World University Games in Serbia. He returned home from Europe for the 2012 London Games, where Australia placed seventh and Campbell finished with eight goals in the tournament.

Campbell was the first water polo player from his hometown, Newcastle, to captain the Australian men's water polo team and play at an Olympic Games. Campbell has the athletic drive and dedication in his genes; his great grandfather Frank Laver played 15 Tests for the Australian Cricket team between 1899 and 1909.

Campbell has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Business from the University of New England. He is currently the head water polo coach at St Catherine’s Girl School in Sydney.

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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 8th (water polo) 2012 London - 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

  • Making the 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams
  • Winning back to back NWPL with Wests
  • Gold medal at World Uni Games 2009

Education

  • Primary
    St Joseph's Primary School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    St Pius X High School (NSW, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Arts (Business) - University of New England

Training

  • Coach
    Elvis Fatovic 2013-current
  • Club
    Wests Magpies
  • Institute/Academy
    NSWIS
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Ashfield, Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
Cold shower before games
Favourite food
Everything
Favourite holiday destination
Samoa
Favourite music
Triple J
Dream car
Suzuki 'Joel' Swift
Personal Motto
There comes a time in every man's life when they have to face the music
Star Sign
Virgo
I would spend my last $10 on
lotto ticket
Tattoos/Piercings
nil
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Athletics
First Olympic Memory?
1996 Perkins swimming and winning
Most Influential person in your career/life
Mum
Why this sport?
because i didnt like following the black line