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Glencora
McGhie
AustraliaAustralia, AUS
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
08 August 1988
Height
178 cm
Weight
68 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Brett McGhie
Other names
Glencora Ralph
Languages
English
Higher education
Dentistry - Curtin University: Perth, WA, AUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 13 at a Melville Water Polo Club Flippa Ball competition in Perth, WA, Australia.
Why this sport?
She used to swim competitively but got bored of following the black line on the bottom of the pool. "I was a decent swimmer but wanted more excitement which came through being in a team sport."
Name of coach
Sakis Kechagias [national], GRE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back, Driver
Handedness
Right

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Australia
Opponent
China

General Interest

Nicknames
Glen, Glenny, Cokes. (rio2016.olympics.com.au, 19 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and a silver at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona. (waterpoloaustralia.com.au, 23 Jul 2013)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (amazonaws.com, 28 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Australian water polo player David Neesham. (waterpoloaustralia.com.au, 12 Feb 2014, 13 Jul 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Before each game I usually say to the person next to me 'Let's just win!'" (amazonaws.com, 28 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
She shared Australia's Player of the Tournament Award with Ashley Southern at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (rio2016.olympics.com.au, 10 Aug 2015)

She was selected for the 2015 National League All-Star match in Australia. (waterpoloaustralia.com.au, 25 Mar 2015)
Famous relatives
Her husband Brett McGhie has played for Triton Water Polo Club in Perth, Western Australia. Her sister Mercedes has represented Australia in water polo. (waterpoloaustralia.com.au, 13 Jul 2011; amazonaws.com, 28 Jul 2016; Water Polo WA Twitter page, 03 Dec 2016)