Nicolas Constantin-Bicari helped Canada made history in winning gold at the 2010 Junior Pan American Championships. He had joined the senior national team a year earlier and helped the men to a best-ever eight place finish at the 2009 FINA World Championships. He also competed at the world championships in 2011 and 2013. At the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Constantin-Bicari was ranked sixth in goals scored, with 10 of his 21 shots reaching the back of the net, as Canada won the silver medal. He went on to be the second highest scorer at the 2014 FINA Water Polo World League Super Final, recording 16 goals in six games. Shortly thereafter, he signed a professional contract with Jug Dubrovnik, a revered Croatian club that is the equivalent of one of the NHL’s Original Six teams. He had previously played in Marseille, France.
Family: Father Sylvain Bicari, mother Linda Constantin… Brother David… Getting into the Sport: Started playing water polo at age 5 because he had a brother and five cousins already playing… Realized his Olympic dream was a possibility after winning a Junior Pan Am gold medal in 2010… Outside Interests: Completed Cégep via distance and is ready to start university by distance in fall 2015… Away from training enjoys watching movies, playing different sports, and going to school… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot… and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s precisely why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan… Nicknames: Nic, Bic, Nico…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PAG: 2011 – SILVER
PAG (junior): 2010 – GOLD; 2008 – SILVER
FINA WCh: 2013 – 11th; 2011 – 10th ; 2009 – 8th
FINA World League: 2014 – 6th; 2011 – 7th