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07.02.2019
Water Polo Canada announces Women’s National Team for the 2019 World Championships

(Montreal, QC – July 2, 2019) Water Polo Canada (WPC) has announced its women’s national team roster for the upcoming FINA World Aquatic Championships to be held in Gwangju, South Korea from July 12-28, 2019. The Canadian women qualified for Worlds by finishing in first place at the 2019 UANA Cup last January.

The Canadian women had a great run at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest where they finished in fourth place. One of the most memorable moments of the tournament was Canada’s brilliant victory against the host nation, Hungary, in the quarter-finals.

This week, the Canadian women will travel to Kurashiki, Japan to participate in a training camp with Australia, New Zealand and Japan to prepare for the 2019 World Championships as well as the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima. These two tournaments are qualifier events for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

"The last day of specific preparation ended with a strong effort from the team. We are following the established plan, and we are now entering our competition period with training in Japan before heading to Gwangju. We want to perform well at these World Championships. In 2017, we just missed the podium by  finishing in fourth place, and we can only aspire to do better this year. We have great opponents in our group with whom we were able to compete in the Super Final. We will have to apply what we have been working on to get a better result." said David Paradelo, Head coach of the Women's National Team.

Women’s National Team

Name

Hometown

Krystina Alogbo

Montreal, QC

Joelle Bekhazi

Pointe-Claire, QC

Axelle Crevier

Montreal, QC

Kyra Christmas

High River, AB

Monika Eggens

Pitt Meadows, BC

Shae Fournier

Winnipeg, MB

Jessica Gaudreault

Ottawa, ON

Elyse Lemay-Lavoie

Montreal, QC

Kelly McKee

Calgary, AB

Hayley McKelvey

North Delta, BC

Kindred Paul

Spruce Grove, AB

Gurpreet Sohi

Delta, BC

Claire Wright

Lindsay, ON

Emma Wright

Lindsay, ON

Women’s National Team Staff

  • Head Coach: David Paradelo
  • Assistant Coach & Team Leader: Cora Campbell
  • Assistant Coach & Video Analyst: Andrew Robinson
  • Physiotherapist: Félix Croteau
  • Massage Therapist: Manon Prieur
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach: Alain Delorme
  • Mental Performance Consultant: Véronique Richard
  • Nutritionist: Martin Fréchette

The Canadian women will play their first game of the tournament against Russia at 11:10 am local time (12:10 am) on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Live stream will be available via FINA TV (subscription required).

Date

Schedule

July 14, 2019

Canada vs Russia – 11:10 am local time/ 10:10 pm EST (July 13)

July 16, 2019

Canada vs Hungary – 9:50 am local time / 8:50 pm EST (July 15)

July 18, 2019

Canada vs South Korea – 7:10 pm local time / 6:10 am EST

July 20, 2019

Crossover

July 22, 2019

Quarter-finals

July 24, 2019

Semifinals

July 26, 2019

Finals

  • Group A: South Africa, New Zealand, Netherlands, United States
  • Group B: Canada, Hungary, South Korea, Russia
  • Group C: Cuba, Greece, Kazakhstan, Spain
  • Group D: Japan, Italy, China, Australia

For more information on the event, please visit: https://www.fina-gwangju2019.com/

To download the Water Polo Canada Media Guide, please click HERE.

 
 
 
 

 


 
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