KAWARTHA LAKES-Two sisters from Lindsay are heading to the Tokyo Olympics.
Emma Wright, Co Captain and her older sister, goalkeeper Claire both grew up and Lindsay and graduated from LCVI. Both made the olympic women’s water polo team. The team was announced this morning.
It’s the first time since 2004 that Canada has qualified a women’s water polo team for the Olympic Games.
They’re currently training in Greece, then will travel to Hungary for common training with the Hungarian national team and then off to Morioka, Japan, to acclimate for Tokyo according to CBC News.
. Here’s a full list of the team members from CBC news.
Goalkeepers: Clara Vulpisi (Montreal), Claire Wright (Lindsay, Ont.)
Attacker/Utility: Joelle Bekhazi (Pointe-Claire, Que.), Kyra Christmas (High River, Alta.), Axelle Crevier (Montreal), Monika Eggens (Pitt Meadows, B.C.), Shae La Roche (Winnipeg), Elyse Lemay-Lavoie (Montreal), Kelly McKee (Calgary), Hayley McKelvey (North Delta, B.C.), Kindred Paul (Spruce Grove, Alta), Gurpreet Sohi (Delta, B.C.), Emma Wright (Lindsay, Ont.)
Alternates: Amanda Amorosa (Kirkland, Que.), Jessica Gaudreault (Ottawa), Marie-Eleni Mimides (Long Beach, Calif.)
Coaches: Head coach David Paradelo (Montreal), Assistant coach Cora Campbell (Calgary)