Joelle Bekhazi

Canada // Water Polo

Joelle Bekhazi is a 34 year old Canadian water polo player competing for Canada. Bekhazi refers to water polo as her first love, explaining that, “it’s such a beautiful sport that not many people understand.” Bekhazi was named to the junior national team at age 16, going on to compete at the 2005 and 2007 World Junior Championships. After moving up to the senior ranks, she helped Canada win silver at the 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019 Pan American Games. In order to maintain her focus she places importance on meditation, Zumba, and avocado toast.

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Joelle has been competing on the world stage since she was 16.

“Water Polo is such a beautiful sport that not many people understand."
-Joelle Bekhazi