With over two decades of experience, Duplanty had a long athletic career at the highest level, culminating with his participation in the Olympic Games. A three-time Olympian in the sport of water polo, he competed in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, earning a silver medal in 1988 and leading Team USA (as captain of the team) at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In addition, Duplanty returned to his fourth Olympic Games in 2000 as an assistant coach of the U.S. Olympic women’s water polo team, which won the silver medal in Sydney.
Growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, sports were a constant in Chris’ life. At Punahou School, he was a state champion and All-American in two sports, water polo and swimming.
Following high school, he continued to achieve both conference and national recognition while competing in both swimming and water polo at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). In addition to achieving All-Conference, All-American and Scholar-Athlete honors, Chris – along with his teammates – led the UCI water polo team to a NCAA Division I National Championship.
In recognition of his many accomplishments, Duplanty has been inducted into five different Halls of Fame: the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame; University of California, Irvine Athletic Hall of Fame; Punahou School Athletic Hall of Fame; Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame; and the United States Water Polo Hall of Fame.
After completing his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, Chris received a M.B.A after attending the UCI Paul Merage Graduate School of Management.
Chris has been featured in regional and national publications, including Sports Illustrated, LIFE Magazine and USA Today.
Today, he continues to remain passionate about the pursuit of excellence and, in the Olympic spirit, enjoys helping others realize their own potential.