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Aidan Roach

Aidan Roach

Age

33

Place of Birth

NSW

Olympic History

London 2012

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

High School

St Ignatius College, Riverview

Career Events

Men's Water Polo

 

Aidan's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Water Polo
Event: Men's Water Polo
Olympic History: London 2012, Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020
Year Born: 1990
State Born: NSW

About Aidan

Aidan Roach made his Australian Sharks debut in 2009 and has been a consistent member of the squad ever since, the same year he would also claim gold at the 2009 World University Games. 

Aidan made his Olympic debut at the 2012 London Olympic Games, assisting the Aussie side to a seventh-place finish. A year later, he went on to win gold at the 2013 Denube Cup and compete at his second consecutive FINA World Championships, where he finished eighth. 

Aidan was a member of the gold medal winning team at the 2015 FINA World League Intercontinental Tournament, and in 2016 competed at his second Olympic Games in Rio. 

The 30-year-old has played for three European leagues, including the Hungarian and Serbian national league teams.

Aidan was a key member of the silver medal-winning team at the 2018 BENU Cup and 2018 World Cup Finals. In 2019, he claimed bronze at the World League Super Final. 

Roach made his third Olympic appearance at the delayed Tokyo 2020 games. The Aussies would be drawn into a competitive group staging of the tournament facing off against the likes of Spain, Croatia and eventual gold medalists Serbia. The Aussies would end the stage with a record of 2-3 and equal 4th, however, in devastating fashion fail to qualify for the quarterfinals based on head to head rulings (as they had lost to the other 4th placed squad Montenegro). 

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