Gabriella Palm | Australian Olympic Committee

Gabriella's Story

Fast Facts

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


About Gabriella

Italy will always have a special place in this goalkeeper’s heart.

In late 2017 Gabriella, or Gabi, played a three-month stint in Italy and stored away as much experience as she could muster.

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. 

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