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Gabriella Palm

Age

25

Place of Birth

South Brisbane

Olympic History

Tokyo 2020

Career Events

Water Polo Womens Tournament

 

Gabriella's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Water Polo 
Event: Women
Olympic History: Tokyo 2020
Year Born: 1998
Born: Brisbane, QLD

About Gabriella

In late 2017 Gabriella, or Gabi Palm, played a three-month stint in Italy and stored away as much experience as she could muster. Italy holding a special place in the goalkeeper's heart.

She started her international journey after graduating from Brisbane Girls Grammar School and taking up a scholarship with the Queensland Academy of Sport, where she was asked to write down her goals.

“I remember thinking I am going to write down the 2020 Olympics, but I am not sure,’’ Gabi said. “But I thought I would write it down and it is funny that over the years, with hard work and dedication, it became a reality.’’

Gabi already has medals from the FINA World League Intercontinental Cup (2017 gold; 2018 silver) and a bronze from the 2019 FINA World Championships. 

Realising that very goal, Palm made her Olympic debut at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. Tasked with being the last line of defense for the Australian water polo squad. The Aussies would play out an impressive group staging of the games, finishing tied first on points and advancing to the quarter-finals in second. 

Australia would face the ROC in their quarter-final tie, narrowly being defeated 9-8, eliminating the squad from medal contention. The Aussie would finish the games on a high note, defeating both Canada and the Netherlands to secure a 5th overall placing. Australia would also boast the second least goal conceded throughout the entire tournament, a testament to the ability of Gabi, between the posts. 

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