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 eighth place finish at the 2009 FINA World Championships. He also competed at the world championships in 2011,2013, 2015 and 2017. 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. Since then, he has played professionally in France, Australia, and he will join FTC in Hungary next season. He helped Canada win bronze at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT NICOLAS
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 InterestsAway 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
Pan American Games: 2015 – BRONZE; 2011 – SILVER
Pan American Games (junior): 2010 – GOLD; 2008 – SILVER
FINA World Championships: 2017 - 15th; 2015 - 8th; 2013 – 11th; 2011 – 10th; 2009 – 8th
FINA World League: 2019 - 8th; 2014 – 6th; 2011 – 7th