Trent Franklin

Trent Franklin of Australia looks to shoot at goal against Greece at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Athlete Biography

At age 15 Trent Franklin decided that water polo would be a good cross between the two sports he was participating in - swimming and baseball. Since 2001 he was a regular starter in Australian sides and a huge point scorer for the Sharks. Franklin was awarded an AIS scholarship in 2002 and competed for the Sydney University Lions. He played shooter/ counter attacker at two Olympic Games - Athens 2004, placing ninth, and Beijing, placing eighth.