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Jayde APPEL
Sport Water Polo
NOC Australia   
GenderWomen
Born27 May 1994 in Sydney, AUS
Height1.88 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Michael
Languages
English
Higher education
Sociology - University of Southern California : Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo at age eight in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Why this sport?
She initially took up swimming, but was more interested in team sports so switched to water polo.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre forward
Handedness
Right
International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US boxer Muhammad Ali. (usctrojans.com, 05 Feb 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I hated every minute of training, but I said don't quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." [Muhammad Ali] (Facebook profile, 18 Apr 2018)
Famous relatives
Her sister Breanna has represented Australia in water polo. (usctrojans.com, 08 May 2014; drummoynewaterpolo.com.au, 2017)
Other information
VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT
In 2014 she and her USC Trojans teammates were invited to the White House to commemorate winning the 2013 National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] Championships. "I was cleaning my room and heard my phone get a message. It read from one of the coaches that we had been invited to the White House to meet the President of the United States. Then I heard one of my teammates start screaming and jumping upstairs and we all ran into the living room yelling like crazy. It was such an amazing experience, I can't believe it happened." (waterpoloaustralia.com.au, 14 Mar 2014)

 Competition Highlights
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team