Louise Bawden

Louise Bawden serves during Women's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between Germany and Australia on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on July 29, 2012 in London, England.

Athlete Biography

Louise Bawden left home in South Australia at the age of 16 to join the national indoor volleyball program in Canberra. Three years later she competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games as a member of the indoor team that finished ninth. In 2009, Bawden switched to beach volleyball and made the Olympic Team for the 2012 London Games. Partnering with Becchara Palmer the pair fought out three tough matches but could not record a win at the iconic Horse Guards Parade venue.