Louise Bawden

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.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

Beach Volleyball - Women
Preliminary Pool E Match 1 21-18, 19-21, 15-8 GOLLER, Sara; LUDWIG, Laura (GER) 2 - 1 Loss
Preliminary Pool E Match 4 19-21, 15-21 MEPPELINK, Madelein; VAN GESTEL, Sophie (NED) 0 - 2 Loss
Preliminary Pool E Match 6 18-21, 21-16, 15-9 ROCHA, Talita; ANTONELLI, Maria (BRA) 2 - 1 Loss
Final Placing 19 / 24

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

Volleyball - Women
Preliminaries 25-21, 22-25, 25-14, 25-16 CRO 3-1 Loss
Preliminaries 25-13, 25-18, 25-17 BRA 3-0 Loss
Preliminaries 16-25, 25-20, 25-15, 28-26 KEN 3-1 Win
Preliminaries 25-11, 25-17, 25-10 USA 3-0 Loss
Preliminaries 25-18, 25-14, 25-15 CHN 3-0 Loss
Final Placing 11 / 12