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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 9th - 2012 FIVB Rome World Tour (Rome, Italy)
  • 5th - 2012 FIVB Moscow World Tour (Moscow, Russia)
  • 9th - 2012 FIVB Beijing World Tour (Beijing, China)
  • 17th - 2012 FIVB Shanghai World Tour (Shanghai, China)
  • 5th - 2012 FIVB Sanya World Tour (Sanya, China)
  • 9th - 2012 FIVB Brasilia World Tour (Brasilia, Brazil)
  • 4th - 2011 FIVB Phuket World Tour (Phuket, Thailand)
  • 17th - 2011 FIVB Moscow World Tour (Moscow, Russia)

Career Highlights

  • Becoming the 2006 Junior World Champion with Alice Rohkamper, in Bermunda USA
  • Winning the silver medal at the Mazury Open in Poland with Louise Bawden in 2009 on the FIVB World Tour
  • Winner of the 2010 and 2011 Australian Championships with Louise Bawden

Interesting Facts

  • A former junior world champion, Becchara Palmer will head to her first Olympic Games alongside partner Louise Bawden having hit some strong form in 2012.
  • Palmer began competing in the sport in 2005 when she linked up with Alice Rohkamper for the junior FIVB tournament in St Quay Portrieux where they finished 9th. The pair continued to improve and won the the 2006 U/19 World Championship in Bermuda.
  • She graduated to the senior FIVB World Tour in 2007 where she played alongside compatriot Eileen Romanowski and Rohkamper, while also claiming the 2007 U/21 silver medal in Modena, Italy with Rohkamper.
  • After another year on the FIVB World Tour, Palmer linked up with Bawden and had immediate success as they claimed a silver medal at a World Tour event in Poland, their best result to date.
  • Palmer and Bawden's Olympic plans hit a stumbling block in 2011 when Palmer was forced out of five World Tour events with an abdominal strain. The pair returned to competition and performed strongly finishing the year with a 4th in Phuket before putting together five top ten finishes in 2012 to move in the top 16 in the world and automatically qualify for the London Games.

Sport

Years on national team

6

Coach

Craig Marshall (2009 - current)
Steve Tutton (2007 - current)

Primary Training Base

Adelaide, Australia

Institute/Academy
Australian Institute of Sport, Adelaide
South Australian Institute of Sport, Adelaide

Education

Primary

West Lakes Shore Primary School (SA, Australia)

Secondary

Henley High School (SA, Australia)


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