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Thomas Whalan (born 13 October 1980) is an Australian water polo player who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics, in the 2004 Summer Olympics (Vice-Captain), in the 2008 Summer Olympics (Captain) and in the 2012 Summer Olympics [1] [2] representing Australia in over 350 internationals. He competed for the Sydney University Lions Water Polo Club in the Australia National Water Polo League winning three titles and for Club Natacio Barcelona in the Spanish League where he was equal highest goalscorer and won the Copa Del Rey in 2003. Thomas competed for Club Atletic Barceloneta where he won the Copa Del Rey 2004, 2010 and League Title in 2010. He played in the Italian League 2005-2009 with SS Nervi (2005-6) and Rari Nantes Savona (2006-2009).

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References

  1. Australian Olympic Committee: Thomas Whalan
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Thomas Whalan". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC . Retrieved 25 June 2012.