Aaron Younger

Giving up swimming for water polo when he was 10, Aaron Younger made his international debut as a 17-year-old in 2009 and was a part of the successful 2009 Australian University Team that won gold at the World University Games.

He went on to gain selection for the Australian Team to compete at the London Games where he was the youngest member of the team. After losing three of their first four matches, the Australians knocked off Greece 13-8 to book a spot in the quarter-finals against Serbia. The Aussies took a 7-4 halftime lead before going down 8-11 to the eventual bronze medallists.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

Water Polo - Men
Preliminary Round Group A - 03 Q1: 0-3, Q2: 2-2, Q3: 1-0, Q4: 2-3 ITA 5 - 8 Loss
Preliminary Round Group A - 05 Q1: 2-1, Q2: 2-0, Q3: 2-2, Q4: 1-1 KAZ 7 - 4 Win
Preliminary Round Group A - 07 Q1: 1-2, Q2: 3-3, Q3: 1-4, Q4: 4-4 ESP 9 - 13 Loss
Preliminary Round Group A - 10 Q1: 1-2, Q2: 1-3, Q3: 2-3, Q4: 2-3 CRO 6 - 11 Loss
Preliminary Round Group A - 15 Q1: 3-2, Q2: 5-3, Q3: 3-1, Q4: 2-2 GRE 13 - 8 Win
Quarterfinal Round - 04 Q1: 3-2, Q2: 4-2, Q3: 1-2, Q4: 0-5 SRB 8 - 11 Loss
Semifinal 5th-8th - 04 Q1: 2-4, Q2: 4-2, Q3: 0-1, Q4: 3-3 HUN 9 - 10 Loss
Classification 7th-8th Q1: 3-1, Q2: 2-2, Q3: 3-1, Q4: 2-5 USA 10 - 9 Win
Final Placing 7 / 12

AYOF 2009 - Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Water Polo - Men
Round 1 Match 2 AUS v CHN AUSTRALIA 27 - CHINA 6 Australia 27 (Jeremy Davie 3, Wade Eames 5, Michael de Gail 3, James Fannon 2, Lyndon Cranley, Aaron Younger 8, Jack Collier, Paul Sindone 2, Jake Burton 2) bt China 6 (Qidong Chen 5, Jiashan Wen) Water Polo CHN Water Polo - Men 27-6 defeated
Round 2 Match 2 AUS v GRE GREECE 10 - AUSTRALIA 8 Greece 10 (Leontios Koukis 3, Dimitrios Lappas, Dimosthenis Dermitzakis 3, Konstantinos Genidounias 2, Konstantinos Vitellas) bt Australia 8 (Jeremy Davie, Wade Eames 2, Aaron Younger 5) Water Polo GRC Water Polo - Men 10-8 was defeated
Round 3 Match 2 AUS v HUN HUNGARY 8 - AUSTRALIA 6 Hungary 8 (Balazs Korenyi, Bertalan Rusz, Angyal Daniel 2, Adam Szentesi, Istvan Keresztes, Tibor Fazekas, Ernyei Mark) bt Australia 6 (Jeremy Davie, Wade Eames, Michael De Gail, James Fannon, Paul Sindone, Jake Burton) Water Polo HUN Water Polo - Men 8-6 was defeated
Bronze Final AUSTRALIA 21 - CHINA 1 Australia 21 (Jeremy Davie, Adam Polivka 2, Wade Eames 3, Michael De Gail 3, James Fannon, Lyndon Cranley, Aaron Younger 2, Jack Collier, Paul Sinoone 2, Jake Burton 2, Matt Giles 2, Eddie Slade) bt China 1 (Qidong Chen) Water Polo CHN Water Polo - Men 21-1 defeated
Final Placing 3 / 4