Sunday, June 19, 2011

Canada finishes 6th at the World League Superfinals

Canada finished in 6th place at the World League Super Finals in Tianjin, China when they fell 14-9 to Russia. Read about it here: Water Polo Canada

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Water Polo Canada suspends Vancouver athlete following riot

Canada wins against Greece!

Canada beats Greece 13-9 at the FINA World League Super Finals in Tianjin, China. They will now play for 5th place. Way to go girls!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Canada loses to the USA

Canada loses to the USA (8-6). They will now battle with Greece to get a spot in the 5th place game.
Read about it here: CBC Sports

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Interview with Radio Canada

Check out this recent interview with Christine Robinson and Radio Canada:

Canada loses third consecutive game at the Super Final

Canada loses their third game against Spain (10-9) at the World League Super Final in Tianjin, China. Canada will face the USA in the quarterfinals tomorrow.
Read more here:
Montreal Gazette

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Canada Loses to Australia 10-8

Canada loses to Australia 10-8 in their second game at the FINA World League Super Finals in Tianjin, China. Read about the game in this report from The Gazette

The women's next game is against Spain.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Canada Loses it's first World League Super Final Game

Canada loses 9-8 in it's first game against Russia at the World League Super Final in Tianjin, China. Their next game will be against Australia.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Staff!!

So we have had a couple of great new additions to our staff recently. I would like to introduce Shaunna Taylor, and Beth Mansfield. 

Elizabeth (Beth) Mansfield, MSc, RD
Registered Dietitian & Exercise Physiologist

Shaunna Taylor, PhD (cand.), CCC, University of Ottawa
Athlete and Performance Counselling Services
Ottawa High Performance Center

They have taught us a lot in a very short period of time, and are helping us be the best female athletes we can be! We really appreciate all their help, and their wonderful contribution to our team. Thanks for joining our team Shaunna and Beth!!

This video on YouTube is a video put together by Shaunna. It features a number of amazingly talented female athletes (our team included) - and shows how beautiful it is to be a female athlete in Canada. 
Check it out here: Gold Guns Girls

Here is a second video where she used some of our workout footage:
Check it out here: Workout Women

Last but not is a picture that Shaunna's daughter, Zoe drew for us a little while ago. I thought it was too adorable not to post...Thanks ZOE!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

May Athlete of the Month: Joelle Bekhazi

Joelle Bekhazi

Birth date: April 27, 1987
Position: driver 
Height: 5’7’’ 
Handedness: Right handed
Canadian Club:
Dollard des Ormeaux (DDO)
Hometown: Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Education: currently enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC) in Biological Sciences.
Years on the National Team: 4

Watch her video on YouTube

Joelle began her Water Polo career at the outdoor pools in her community and participated in the summer league for a few years before joining DDO Water Polo in 2001. She’s been playing competitive water polo since the age of 13. Joelle made the Junior National Team at the age of 16 and represented Canada at two Junior World Championships. She’s been on the Senior National Team for 4 years. This past summer, Joelle played in her second FINA World Aquatic Championships helping her team come home with a silver medal.

In her spare time Joelle loves shopping and spending time with friends. Other sports she loves playing are volleyball, flag football and soccer. She is currently studying Biological Sciences at USC.

-Senior Nationals, 1st
 -unior Nationals, 1st
-Junior Nationals, 1st 
-Senior Nationals, 2nd
-Youth Nationals, 1st 
-Junior Nationals, 2nd
 -Senior Nationals, 3rd 
-Youth Nationals, 1st 
-Junior Nationals, 2nd
 - Senior Nationals, 1st 

-World League Super Finals, 2nd
␣- FINA World Aquatic Championships - 2nd
 -World League Super Finals, 4th
-World Championship - 6th 
-4 Nations Cup - 3rd
 -Pan American Games - 2nd 
-Junior World Championships - 10th
-Commonwealth Games, 2nd
-Junior World Championships - 6th 
-World League Super Finals, 6th
-Junior Pan American Games - 2nd