Nathan Roberts tallied up over 200 games for Australia, before the London Olympics, which included winning the nation’s inaugural Asian Championship in 2007. Four years later, despite Australia finishing fourth, Roberts was named the best attacker of the 2011 Asian Championships.
Making his Olympic debut in 2012, Roberts and the Australian team lost their first match to Argentina before knocking off hosts Great Britain in straight sets. Despite not winning a set against Hungary, the Aussies took a 2-0 set lead over Italy before the world’s sixth ranked team claimed victory 3-2. Roberts and his teammates then pulled off one of the upsets of the Games when they defeated third ranked Poland 3-1. The Team’s final placing was ninth.