Lisa Gibson played junior level water polo for Great Britain between 2005 and 2009 but made her senior debut in 2007, helping the British women to silver at the European B Championships in Prague.
Lisa Gibson Profile
|Date of Birth||12th August 1989|
|Team/Club||CN Mataro (ESP)|
After top-scoring for the Brits with six goals at the VISA International Test Event in London, Gibson was selected for London 2012 and became part of the first British women’s team to play at an Olympic Games.
In 2013, she was part of the British team to compete at the World Championships in Barcelona, playing in all four games and scoring twice in the 13-7 group stage defeat by Greece.
|European B Nations Trophy||Prague||2007||SILVER|
|European U20 Championships||Naples||2009||7th|
|European Junior Championships||Chania||2008||7th|
|European Youth Championships||Chania||2007||9th|
|Hungarian League||Great Britain||2011||6th|
|British Championships||City of Manchester||2010||GOLD|
In The Pool
Who has been greatest influence on you: Sandy Nitta – without her I wouldn’t be where I am today! Also the support from my parents and sister.
When did you start playing water polo: When I was 12 years old.
Out Of The Pool
Studies/Work: Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester, and administrative worker at Sainsbury’s.
Other sports: Enjoy yoga and kick boxing.
Ultimate relaxation: Being on a family holiday somewhere hot and tropical.
One thing you can’t live without: Family
Tip for the top: Never give up. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strength. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Life after water polo: I will return to University and study medicine because I would like to be a doctor. I also would like to coach water polo.
Films: Pretty Woman, GI Jane, Black Swan, Blue Crush, Singing in the Rain.
Band/Music: Adam Lambert, Muse
Food: Everything – but my mum’s homemade Pizza is the BEST!
Drink: Dr. Pepper
Hobbies: Reading, playing the piano, relaxing with friends, going out for coffee.
Sports team: Manchester City Football Club
Sportsperson: Joe Hart
Most prized possession: Strokey