Bronwen Knox won bronze medals for Australia in women’s water polo in 2008 and 2012. The Queenslander was in tremendous form on debut in Beijing. Knox scored 12 goals to be the third leading scorer in the tournament. This haul included three goals in Australia’s thrilling 12-11 bronze medal final defeat of Hungary. One of her goals was a well-taken penalty in the penalty shoot-out which decided the medal.
With another four years experience under her belt, Knox returned to Olympic competition at the London 2012 Games. The Australians opened their campaign with three victories to top their group in the preliminary rounds before beating China in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-final. The Aussies were involved in another extra-time thriller in the semi-final, but their long-time American rivals came out on top 11-9. In their third successive overtime match the Aussies went on to beat Hungary 13-11 to take home the bronze medal.