Olympic water polo player Bronwen Knox in action in the pool. Photo by Anthony Pearse.
Bronwen Knox spent years training and playing at the Albany Creek pool, as a member of the North Brisbane Polo Bears water polo club. London 2012 will be her second Olympic Games.
What are your expectations for the Olympics, and what goals has the team set itself?
The team is setting its sights on being in the medal playoff and we are on the hunt for gold.
How will your previous experiences in Olympic competition help you in London?
I am heading to London with an idea of what the Games will entail. Being able to prepare a little better and hopefully not being too overwhelmed by all the excitement.
Who will be the teams to beat in London?
All eight teams competing in London will be tough to beat, as all have had to fight for qualification, aside from Great Britain. On any given day the results could be completely different, which will make for some very exciting and close games.
Given Australia's history of success in water polo at the Olympics, do you feel a weight of expectation or any added pressure to do well in London?
The history of our success is more inspiring than added pressure. Past Olympic champions have been able to give us a brief insight to their success.
How do you rate the team's form heading to London?
The team is shaping up nicely. Everyone is fit and ready to go.
What do you think is the key to your success in sport?
Aside from the tough training regime, the desire, my competitive nature and enjoying the challenge have all lead to my success within the sport.
What are you favourite Olympic memories, from any sport?
My favourite memory from the Olympics is the women’s water polo gold medal game (in Sydney in 2000), as it inspired me to change from swimming to playing water polo. It was the first time I saw an international game and I completely fell for the sport.