Janine Beckie is a 21-year-old forward for the Canadian Olympic soccer team. Despite playing for Canada, Janine was actually born and went to high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She lived in Saskatchewan, Canada for a few years when she was a child, and she is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.
Janine went to Texas Tech University to play her college ball, and she left campus as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 57 career goals. At the 2016 NWSL College Draft, Janine was selected eighth overall by the Houston Dash.
On the international circuit, Janine was named to Canada’s senior team in 2015. Since joining the squad, Janine has helped Canada finish fourth at the 2015 Pan American Games, second at the 2015 Cyprus Cup, and second at the 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier.
But Janine’s biggest impact on the global stage came on August 4, 2016. In Canada’s opening Olympic match against Australia, Janine made history by scoring just 20 seconds into the game. It was the fastest goal in Olympic history, and Canada would go on to win 2-0.
Let’s celebrate Janine’s historic Olympic debut by taking a look at her hottest photos.