Tim Neesham

Tim Neesham is a triple Olympian in water polo - and it runs in the family. His father, David was also a three-time Olympian while his uncle Gerard, sister Stephanie, brother Lincoln and cousins Rob and John have all played for Australian national teams. The Fremantle star debuted at Sydney 2000 where the team placed eighth and then competed at Athens 2004, placing ninth, and Beijing 2008, placing eighth. Neesham was seven when he first started playing water polo and 28 at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Olympic Results

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

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

Water Polo - Men
Preliminaries Q1: 1:2, Q2: 0:1, Q3: 1:2, Q4: 2:1 RUS 4-6 Loss
Preliminaries Q1: 2:4, Q2: 3:2, Q3: 4:3, Q4: 2:2 KAZ 11-11 Draw
Preliminaries Q1: 1:4, Q2: 1:3, Q3: 2:3, Q4: 2:1 SVK 6-11 Win
Preliminaries Q1: 1:0, Q2: 1:2, Q3: 3:2, Q4: 0:2 ITA 5-6 Loss
Preliminaries Q1: 0:2, Q2: 2:1, Q3: 3:2, Q4: 2:2 ESP 7-7 Draw
Quarter Final Q1: 1:2, Q2: 0:2, Q3: 1:2, Q4: 1:1 YUG 3-7 Loss
Classification 5-8 Q1: 2:2, Q2: 2:2, Q3: 2:0, Q4: 2:0 ITA 8-4 Loss
Classification 7-8 Q1: 2:2, Q2: 2:2, Q3: 4:2, Q4: 2:2 CRO 10-8 Loss
Final Placing 8 / 12