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Clara Vulpisi


Clara Vulpisi represented Canada at the 2016 FINA World Youth Championships and the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships. In 2016, she helped Canada win gold at the Junior Pan American Championships where she was named Most Valuable Goalkeeper. As a member of the senior national team, she helped Canada to fourth-place finishes at the 2018 and 2021 FINA World League Super Final. The latter was the team’s first competition in more than 18 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Vulpisi was in goal for two of Canada’s seven matches as the team finished seventh.

As a freshman at the University of the Pacific in 2019, she made 150 saves and posted a .470 save percentage in 22 games to become the first Tiger to earn All-Golden Coast Conference Honourable Mention and All-GCC Freshman Team honours. 

A Little More About Clara

Outside Interests: Attending the University of the Pacific where she is pursuing a degree in Political Science with minors in Pre-Law and Psychology… Odds and Ends: Moved to Canada at age 3 because her parents hoped to give her the best opportunities for her future…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Tokyo 2020Water PoloWomen7

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2020 - 7th

FINA World Cup: 2018 – 6th 

FINA World League: 2021 – 4th; 2018 – 4th 

FINA World Championships (junior): 2017 – 8th 

FINA World Championships (youth): 2016 – 11th  

Youth Pan American Games: 2015 – SILVER 

Junior Pan American Championships: 2016 – GOLD