Mia Santoromito

Mia Santoromito won a bronze medal for Australia in women’s water polo in 2008. Santoromito drove home the final penalty for Australia in its thrilling penalty shootout win in the bronze medal final against Hungary. The two teams were tied at full time and played two periods of extra time before the penalty shootout. The final score was 12-11 to Australia. The Sydneysider had a special reason to celebrate the podium finish - her younger sister Jenna was also on the team. The Santoromitos were one of two sets of sisters represented – Kate Gynther, Melissa Rippon and Rebecca Rippon are also sisters. The bronze was Australia’s second women’s water polo medal following its Sydney 2000 gold.

 

 

Olympic Results

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

Water Polo - Women
Preliminaries - Group B - Game 3 - GRE v AUS Q1: 2:5, Q2: 2:2, Q3: 1:1, Q4: 1:0 GRE 6-8 Win
Preliminaries - Group B - Game 5 - HUN v AUS Q1: 1:1, Q2: 1:1, Q3: 1:2, Q4: 4:3 HUN 7-7 Draw
Preliminaries - Group B - Game 9 - NED v AUS Q1: 1:2, Q2: 2:2, Q3: 1:2, Q4: 5:4 NED 9-10 Win
Quarterfinals - Game 14 - CHN v AUS Q1: 4:4, Q2: 2:2, Q3: 2:4, Q4: 3:2 CHN 12-11 Win
Semifinals - Game 17 - USA v AUS Q1: 2:2, Q2: 2:2, Q3: 4:1, Q4: 1:3 USA 8-9 Loss
Bronze Medal Game - Game 19 - AUS v HUN (3,4) Q1: 2:2, Q2: 1:3, Q3: 3:1, Q4: 1:1, ET1: 2:1, ET2: 0:1, PSO: 3:2 HUN 12-11 Win  
Final Placing 3 / 8