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Rio Results

[Posted: 25 Aug 2016]

The final results of our Curtin Olympic athletes from the 2016 Rio Games are in.
We are very proud of every single one of our Curtin elite athletes and hope they enjoy a well deserved rest after their two weeks in Rio.

Men’s Hockey

After a 4-0 defeat to the Netherlands in the quarter finals, the men's hockey team, including Curtin students Matthew Swann, Simon Orchard and Aran Zalewski, have placed sixth in the Rio games.

Women's Hockey

The women's hockey team have also placed sixth, after being knocked out of the competition in the quarter finals after New Zealand won 4-2 on Day 10.

Curtin students:

Jane Claxton, Georgina Parker, Brooke Peris, Emily Smith, Kathryn Slattery and Grace Stewart.

Synchronised Swimming

Synchronised Swimming Curtin student Amie Thompson, ended her Rio experience with a team free routine captivating the cultural aspect of Australia by showcasing it’s unique fauna and flora. The 20 year old placed eighth for her sport.  


Amanda Spratt completed the women's road race event in Rio with a time of 3:55:36. She finished at 15th.

Womens Water Polo

Placed sixth.

Curtin students: Gemma Beadsworth, Glencora McGhie (nee Ralph), Zoe Arancini

Men’s water polo

The men's water polo team came out strong in their final game against the Greeks with a 12-7 win. Curtin student, Aaron Younger bought in two goals and Joel Swift one. It was an impressive performance for their final Rio game, bringing the team up to ninth place.    

Men's Kayak

WA kayaker and Curtin student Stephen Bird, has finished eight in the men's K1 200m finals in Rio with an impressive time of 36.426sec. The 27 year old was up against some of the world's best kayakers including Mark de Jonge and Liam Heath.  

Men's Rowing

Rhy's Grant placed 9th.


Peter Bol placed 41st and was the second Australian to finish.


Carrie Smith placed 13th.