Sam McGregor

Darwin born Sam McGregor started playing water polo at the age of 12. In 2002 he was selected in the Australian team for the Unicom Cup in Hungary. McGregor was 17 and the youngest player on the team. He made his Olympic debut at the Athens Games in 2004 where the team finished ninth. In Beijing 2008 he played centre back for Australia where the team placed eighth.

Returning to compete at his third Olympic Games, McGregor was one of the team’s most experienced players at the London 2012 Games. After losing three of their first four matches, the Australians knocked off Greece 13-8 to book a spot in the quarter-finals against Serbia. The Aussies took a 7-4 halftime lead before going down 8-11 to the eventual bronze medallists.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

Water Polo - Men
Preliminary Round Group A - 03 Q1: 0-3, Q2: 2-2, Q3: 1-0, Q4: 2-3 ITA 5 - 8 Loss
Preliminary Round Group A - 05 Q1: 2-1, Q2: 2-0, Q3: 2-2, Q4: 1-1 KAZ 7 - 4 Win
Preliminary Round Group A - 07 Q1: 1-2, Q2: 3-3, Q3: 1-4, Q4: 4-4 ESP 9 - 13 Loss
Preliminary Round Group A - 10 Q1: 1-2, Q2: 1-3, Q3: 2-3, Q4: 2-3 CRO 6 - 11 Loss
Preliminary Round Group A - 15 Q1: 3-2, Q2: 5-3, Q3: 3-1, Q4: 2-2 GRE 13 - 8 Win
Quarterfinal Round - 04 Q1: 3-2, Q2: 4-2, Q3: 1-2, Q4: 0-5 SRB 8 - 11 Loss
Semifinal 5th-8th - 04 Q1: 2-4, Q2: 4-2, Q3: 0-1, Q4: 3-3 HUN 9 - 10 Loss
Classification 7th-8th Q1: 3-1, Q2: 2-2, Q3: 3-1, Q4: 2-5 USA 10 - 9 Win
Final Placing 7 / 12

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

Water Polo - Men
Preliminaries - Group A - Game 4 - AUS v GRE Q1: 5:5, Q2: 4:3, Q3: 2:0, Q4: 1:0 GRE 12-8 Win
Preliminaries - Group A - Game 8 - ESP v AUS Q1: 4:0, Q2: 4:2, Q3: 2:2, Q4: 1:2 ESP 9-8 Loss
Preliminaries - Group A - Game 17 - AUS v CAN Q1: 2:3, Q2: 2:1, Q3: 3:1, Q4: 1:0 CAN 8-5 Win
Preliminaries - Group A - Game 23 - AUS v HUN Q1: 4:4, Q2: 1:5, Q3: 4:2, Q4: 3:2 HUN 12-13 Loss
Preliminaries - Group A - Game 27 - MNE v AUS Q1: 2:1, Q2: 1:2, Q3: 0:1, Q4: 2:1 MNE 5-5 Draw
Semifinals - Game 36 - AUS v ITA Q1: 4:2, Q2: 1:5, Q3: 4:0, Q4: 1:3, ET1: 0:1, ET2: 3:2, PSO: 4:3 ITA 17-16 Win
Classification 7th-8th - Game 41 - AUS v GRE Q1: 2:3, Q2: 2:2, Q3: 3:1, Q4: 1:3 GRE 8-9 Loss
Final Placing 8 / 12

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

Water Polo - Men
Preliminaries Q1: 1:3, Q2: 0:5, Q3: 1:4, Q4: 1:2 EGY 3-14 Win
Preliminaries Q1: 1:1, Q2: 2:2, Q3: 0:3, Q4: 1:2 ITA 8-4 Loss
Preliminaries Q1: 2:1, Q2: 3:1, Q3: 1:1, Q4: 2:1 ESP 8-4 Loss
Preliminaries Q1: 2:2, Q2: 3:2, Q3: 3:2, Q4: 2:3 GRE 10-9 Loss
Preliminaries Q1: 1:3, Q2: 2:1, Q3: 1:0, Q4: 2:2 GER 6-6 Draw
Classification 7-12 Q1: 2:2, Q2: 1:4, Q3: 1:3, Q4: 1:1 KAZ 5-10 Win
Classification 7-10 Q1: 2:0 Q2: 1:1, Q3: 2:2, Q4: 1:2 USA 6-5 Loss
Classification 9-10 Q1: 2:0, Q2: 3:4, Q3: 1:1, Q4: 2:2 CRO 8-7 Win
Final Placing 9 / 12