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Bill Orchard

Full name: William Henry "Bill" Orchard
Gender: Male
Born: October 31, 1929
Died: October 27, 2014
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Water Polo

Biography

Bill Orchard was chosen to represent Australia before he made his debut for the Victorian state team. He was chosen for the 1952 Olympics after helping his club side, Olympic, win the state title and Victoria to the National Championships. Orchard played at two Olympic Games although the Australian team was large outclassed and managed only a solitary victory during their two campaigns. He retired from the national team after the Melbourne Games having made 50 appearances for Australia.

Orchard was a Fulbright Scholar and studied in the United States and the United Kingdom before returning home to Australia where he became one of the country’s most eminent psychiatrists. He practiced for over 50 years specialising in bipolar disorders and Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo Australia AUS 17T
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo Australia AUS 9

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Water Polo Australia AUS Qualifying Round Match #5 2 1952-07-25 YUG 10, AUS 2
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Water Polo Australia AUS Qualifying Round Match #12 2 1952-07-26 AUT 6, AUS 0 0
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Water Polo Australia AUS Classification Round 7-10 Match #3 1 1956-12-06 AUS 3, SIN 2
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Water Polo Australia AUS Group A Match #1 2 1956-11-28 ROU 4, AUS 2 0
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Water Polo Australia AUS Group A Match #4 2 1956-11-29 YUG 9, AUS 1
1956 Summer 27 Melbourne Water Polo Australia AUS Group A Match #6 2 1956-11-30 URS 3, AUS 0 0
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