Rebecca Rippon

Rebecca Rippon (#4) in a preliminary water polo match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Athlete Biography

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.