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Rachel FATTAL
Sport Water Polo
NOC United States   
GenderWomen
Born10 Dec 1993 in Seal Beach, CA, USA
Height1.73 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Seal Beach, CA, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
History - University of California, Los Angeles: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first experienced water polo at age four.
Why this sport?
She picked up water polo because her swimming coach used to throw balls into the pool after practice.
Name of coach
Adam Krikorian [national], USA
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US water polo player Kiley Neushul, US beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor. (nbcolympics.com, 16 Jun 2016; ocvarsity.com, 21 Mar 2011)
Injuries
Illness forced her to miss the gold medal match at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (fina.org, 14 Apr 2020; ourlosal.tv, 13 Aug 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I don't wear my own cap number in practice. I don't remember when I started it, but it just stuck!" (usawaterpolo.org, 12 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." (usawaterpolo.org, 09 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was inducted into the Los Alamitos Museum Hall of Fame in the United States of America. (event-newsenterprise.com, 06 Feb 2019)

She was named to the All-Star team at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (fina.org, 28 Jul 2017)

She was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (olympictalk.nbcsports.com, 07 Aug 2015)

She was named MVP of the 2013 World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece. (uclabruins.com, 2014)
Other information
AUSTRALIAN STINT
She spent time playing for the Hunter Hurricanes in the Australian Water Polo League before returning to the United States of America in 2019. (newcastleherald.com.au, 22 Jan 2020; Instagram profile, 02 Sep 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
1 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2022 Budapest, HUN Team  
1 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
1 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
1 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Surgut, RUS Team  
1 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Lima, PER Team  
1 2015 Toronto, CAN Team