Taniele Gofers

Taniele Gofers of NSW won a bronze medal for Australia in women’s water polo in 2008.. The Beijing tournament proved a pressure-packed event for the Aussies. Of its four preliminary games, one was decided by two goals, two by a single goal and the fourth was tied. In the semi-final, a United States goal in the final minute robbed Australia of a chance of playing for a gold medal, losing 9-8. But the team rebounded brilliantly against Hungary in the bronze medal final. The teams were deadlocked at full time and after both periods of extra time. In the penalty shoot-out, it was Australia that held its nerve, wining 12-11. 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  
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