Welcome to Lisa Gibson’s profile page.
Date Of Birth: 12th August 1989
Team/Club: City of Manchester
Position: Centre Forward
Coach: Szilveszter Fekete
Joined senior squad: Summer 2007
|European Championships||Eindhoven (NED)||7th|
|Four Nations International Invitational||Manchester||2011||BRONZE|
|World University Games||Shenzhen (CHI)||7th|
|European U20 Championships||Naples (ITA)||2009||7th|
|European Junior Championships||Chania (GRE)||2008||7th|
|European A Championship Qualifiers||Hamburg (GER)||3rd|
|European Youth Championships||Chania (GRE)||2007||9th|
|European B Championships||Prague (CZE)||SILVER|
|Hungarian National League||2011||Great Britain||6th|
|British Gas Championships||2010||City of Manchester||GOLD|
In the Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Playing in the World Student Games in Shenzhen, China.
Aspiration: To play in the 2012 London Olympics
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