Known as one of the toughest defenders in water polo, Rowie Webster will make her second Olympic appearance in Rio, after helping Australia win bronze against Hungary at the 2012 London Games.
Webster was part of the 2007 Junior World Championship team that brought home gold from Portugal. When she was 18, she spent a year at Arizona State University playing college water polo before she moved to Greece for five months in 2008 to turn professional. She went on to compete at the 2009 World Championships in Rome before winning silver medals at the FINA World League Finals and FINA World Cup in 2010.
In 2012 she helped Australia to wins at the Pan Pacific Championships, London Olympic Test Event and to silver at the World League Super finals before making her Olympic debut in London where Australia came home with the bronze in narrow penalty shootout final. In 2013 and 2014 she was a finalist for the FINA Best Water Polo Player of the Year award.
Webster scored 3 goals against China at the 2016 FINA World Super League Finals in June, securing Australia the 10-3 victory over the host nation to bring home the bronze medal.
Webster is the youngest of 4 siblings. Her three siblings all played water polo when she was younger, which got her involved in the sport. Her sister Larissa also represented Australia in the sport.
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Water Polo Women
Melbourne , VIC, Australia
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- London 2012 - 3rd (water polo)
- 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)
- 3rd – 2015 Kunshan Cup (Kunshan, China)
- Olympic Bronze Medalist London 2012
- World Champion Silver medalist 2013
- World Cup Silver Medalist 2014
- BelleVue Primary School (VIC, Australia)
- Korowa Anglican Girls School (VIC, Australia)
- Bachelor of Physical Education Secondary Teaching - Deakin University 2007-2013
Greg McFadden (2009 - current)
Primary Training Base
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Homemade Pizza
- Favourite holiday destination
- Anglesea, on the Great Ocean Road
- Dream car
- 1964 Mustang
- Personal Motto
- One life, no regrets
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Coffee and a postcard
- 4 tattoos - one life, no regrets - along my ribs, Compass with latitude and longitude of Melbourne and Anglesea. Motto behind it: No matter where in the world I am, I'll always have home. Olympic rings & stick figures of my best friend and I.
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- First Olympic Memory?
- The food hall
- Most Influential person in your career/life
- My parents and my siblings.
- Why this sport?
- Why not play the best sport in the world?