Rebecca Rippon

The older of the two Rippon sisters, Rebecca Rippon was part of the bronze medal winning Australian water polo team at Beijing 2008. Her younger sister step-sister Kate Gynther were also on the team. They were one of two sets of sisters represented – Jenna and Mia Santoromito were the other. The Aussies enjoyed 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. Rippon, along with Melissa and Kate, had made her Olympic debut in Athens, where the team placed fourth.

 

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

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

Water Polo - Women
Preliminaries Q1: 3:1, Q2: 1:2, Q3: 1:1, Q4: 1:1 ITA 6-5 Win
Preliminaries Q1: 3:2, Q2: 2:1, Q3: 2:0, Q4: 2:1 KAZ 9-4 Win
Preliminaries Q1: 1:2, Q2: 3:5, Q3: 2:0, Q4: 1:0 GRE 7-7 Draw
Semifinals Q1: 1:4, Q2: 0:1, Q3: 1:1, Q4: 0:0 GRE 2-6 Loss
Bronze Medal Game Q1: 0:0, Q2: 0:4, Q3: 3:1, Q4: 2:1 USA 5-6 Loss
Final Placing 4 / 8