Ms. Namita Nayyar: You played Australian rules football as a youngster. You took up surf lifesaving as a seven-year-old. You started playing water polo as a ten-year-old. You reached the pinnacle of success in the sports of water polo on winning Bronze 2012 London Olympic Games and Silver at 2013 Barcelona World Championships. What factors you consider were responsible that made you achieve that?
Ms. Rowie Webster: I believe that growing up in Melbourne and being the youngest of four children allowed me to be involved in a number of different sports growing up. At school I would play a different sport every term and challenge myself to learn new skills and be a good team player. I have maintained this attitude throughout mu water polo career and it has not failed me yet. My older siblings played water polo and at age 12 I decided that it looked like a lot of fun, I fell in love with water polo after playing my first game and I have never looked back. Hard work and determination to continually better myself as an athlete are my main driving forces now leading into the World Championships this year in 2015 and then the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: You have selected a sport which is a team sport and requires a lot of cohesiveness and family feeling between the players of the side to finally succeed, how do you achieve that?
Ms. Rowie Webster: I love playing a team sport, It takes a whole team to win a medal, you can’t win through individual brilliance. Its a great challenge trying to balance your own personal goals and achievements alongside the teams achievements and goals. We challenge each other to be better at every session, the Aussie Stingers are a family. We travel a lot of the year together, live out of each others pockets, and we are successful in achieving our goals. Its the perfect athlete life.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine you shall like to share?
Ms. Rowie Webster: A water polo player has to be physical fit to last a whole game which lasts about an hour, yet has to be strong and mobile to outsmart your opponent. We do a lot of skill work together as a team and also do 3 swim sessions and 3 gym sessions. Being a professional athlete for the Stingers is basically a full time job.
Ms. Namita Nayyar: Do you take some special diet or have a strict menu that you follow to remain healthy and physically fit?
Ms. Rowie Webster: Having a balanced diet is very important for an athlete to fuel their bodies for training and recovery. I stick to a fairly well balanced diet from our team nutritionist. Staying fit and healthy is the main objective for me.
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