Giselle Kañevsky

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Giselle Kañevsky
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Personal information
Full name Giselle Andrea Kañevsky
Born (1985-08-04) August 4, 1985 (age 29)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
???–Present Hacoaj
National team
2005 Argentina U21
2006–2011 Argentina 134
Infobox last updated on: October 6, 2012

Giselle Andrea Kañevsky (born August 4, 1985, in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine retired field hockey player who is a defender on the national women's hockey team "Las Leonas".[1][2][3]

Kañevsky is Jewish.[4][5] She started playing at age seven, at the country Los Cardales, moving to Náutico Hacoaj three years later. In 2005, she was part of the National Junior Championship, and a year later had her debut with the senior team, finishing third at the Women's Hockey World Cup.

In August 2008, she won a bronze medal with the national women's hockey team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[6] In September of the same year she moved to the Netherlands to play with the first ladies team of Haagsche Delftsche Mixed Hockey Club (HDM).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hockeyroos suffer injury blow in warm-up draw". The Sydney Morning Herald. August 3, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hockey Sobre Cesped; El primer rugidito". Olé | Diario Deportivo. May 14, 2010. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Independent Newspapers Online (June 5, 2009). "Argentina cruise into final". Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ Erica Lyons. "Kol Hakavod to the Beijing Medal Winners and other Achievements". Jewish Times Asia. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jewish Athletes Vie for Medals at Olympics" (PDF). The Canadian Jewish News. August 14, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Argentina names Olympic hockey team". The Hindu. June 3, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 

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