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Emma Wright
  • Born: 11/16/1996
  • Age: 19
  • Weight: 90kg
  • Birthplace: Lindsay, Ontario
  • Hometown: Lindsay, Ontario

Emma-Wright_600At age 16, Emma Wright was the youngest player, by more than four years, on the team that competed at the 2013 FINA World Championships. She went on to be the captain of the squad that won silver at the 2014 FINA World Youth Championships. Among Wright’s other junior successes were gold at the 2013 Junior Pan Am Games to go with silver and bronze at the Junior Pan Am Championships in 2012 and 2014.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Jim and Wendy Wright… Older brother Ryan… Older sisters Rebecca and Claire (also a member of the water polo national team)… Getting into the Sport: Started playing water polo at age 9… Her mother and other siblings would drive to Toronto every night for practices and she was too young to stay home alone so she was forced to go… Didn’t really like water polo at first but it grew on her… Outside Interests: Graduated high school in 2014… Odds and Ends: Listening to music is key to her pregame routine… Her mother is her role model because she always told her to never give up and that if she worked hard she could get to where she wants to be… Collects fridge magnets on her travels… Nickname: Em, Emma Lou…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

FINA WCh: 2013 – 8th

FINA WCh (junior): 2013 – 9th; 2011 – 9th

FINA WCh (youth): 2014 – SILVER; 2012 – 5th

FINA World League: 2014 – 6th; 2013 – 8th; 2012 – 7th

PAC (junior): 2014 – BRONZE; 2012 – SILVER

PAG (junior): 2013 – GOLD

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