It's been a long wait but utility player Marie-Claude Deslieres will
achieve her dream of competing at the Olympic Games as women's water polo
makes it debut. The most experienced player on the Canadian squad,
Deslieres has competed at three world championships and six FINA Cups. A
graduate in history at the Universite de Montréal, Deslieres took a break
from competition in 1991 to have a family and is now a mother of three.
She began her career with CAMO in Montreal and at the age of 16, she was
the youngest player ever named to the national senior team.
Canada def. Kazakhstan 9-8 in overtime to finish fifth in standings.
Canada lost 7-4 to Australia, dropping to 1-2-2 in round-robin play.
Women: Canada lost 7-4 to the Netherlands, dropping to 1-1-2 in round-robin play.
Canada def. Kazakhstan 10-3 in round-robin play for one win and two ties in three games.
Canada tied U.S. 8-8 in second preliminary game.
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