Amy Hetzel won a bronze medal for Australia in women’s water polo in 2008. From Queensland, Hetzel was part of the new generation of players that emerged after Australia’s gold medal success at Sydney 2000. Having won the 2006 World Cup and a silver medal at the 2007 world championships, the team, coached by Greg McFadden, arrived in Beijing with strong prospects. The Aussies were to experience a pressure-packed Olympics. Of its six matches, one was decided by two goals, four by a single goal and the other one was tied. The bronze medal final against Hungary was decided in a penalty shoot-out, the final score being 12-11.