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Gabrielle STONE
Sport Water Polo
NOC United States   
GenderWomen
Born07 Mar 1994 in La Jolla, CA, USA
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mataró, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
American Studies - Stanford University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo at age six.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with water polo when I was age six and watched my older sister's high school games. She was a goalie, so I wanted to be just like her. The specific moment I knew I wanted to make the Olympic roster occurred during one of my middle school tournaments. After one game, my coach told me that I could be an Olympian if I showed enough determination. It's amazing what mentors can do for a young player's goals. From that moment on I committed myself to working each day to represent the United States of America at the Olympics."
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goalkeeper
International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
United States
Location
Shanghai, CHN
General Interest
Nicknames
Gabby, Gabs (usawaterpolo.org, 19 Jul 2019, 31 Mar 2019)
Hobbies
Reading, watching movies, travelling, kayaking. (usawaterpolo.org, 19 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (usawaterpolo.org, 11 Dec 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (usawaterpolo.org, 31 Mar 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I don't have any superstitions, but I do hold some special stones that were given to me by my high school / club coach [Doug Peabody] when I get nervous before games. (usawaterpolo.org, 19 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The longer you play, the more it can feel like a job. When you are in those times, really remember the things that made you fall in love with the sport and having fun with your teammates." (digitaljournal.com, 13 Jul 2020)
Awards and honours
During her collegiate career at Stanford University in the United States of America she was named ACWPC [Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches] All-American twice and All-MPSF [Mountain Pacific Sports Federation] Team twice. (gostanford.com, 01 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
Her father Guy competed in swimming for Yale University. Her sister Sally was a goalkeeper for the women's water polo team at the University of Michigan. (gostanford.com, 01 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Olympic Games. (usawaterpolo.org, 11 Dec 2020)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
She has a master's degree in media and communication studies. (usawaterpolo.org, 19 Jul 2019)

 Competition Highlights
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2017 Budapest, HUN Team