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George Ford

George Ford



Place of Birth


Olympic History

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Career Events

Men's Water Polo


George's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Water Polo
Event: Men's Water Polo
Olympic History: Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020
Year Born: 1993
State Born: WA

About George

George Ford debuted with the Australian Sharks at the 2013 Danube Cup, where the Aussie side claimed the gold medal. 

After competing at his first FINA World Championships in 2015, George made his maiden Olympic Games in Rio 2016. Playing a centre back position for the Aussie squad, George helped the team to a ninth place finish in Rio.

Following his debut Games, George has competed at two more world championships in both 2017 and 2019 as well as multiple world cup competitions.

At the 2019 World Championships, George achieved a career-best of sixth place with the Australian team. He also made his first World Cup podium in 2018 with a silver medal and in 2019 claimed bronze at the World League Super Final. 

After a brief stint in Croatia, signing with VK Primorje in 2017/2018, George returned home to Australia in 2019 to play for the Sydney University Lions in the Australia Water Polo League. 

The WA native made his second Olympic appearance at the delayed Tokyo 2020 games, once again representing Australia in the men's water polo. Despite impressive victories against Croatia and Kazakhstan the Aussies would narrowly miss out on the knockout stage of the tournament based on head-to-head results. Australia finished the group with equal points to Montenegro but having lost to them in their opening fixture, were eliminated from medal contention.  

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