Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's team rosters

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Water polo at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Tournament
men  women
Rosters
men  women

This is a list of the players who were on the rosters of the given teams who participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics for women's water polo. The women's tournament included eight teams, with a maximum of thirteen players per team.

Pool A[edit]

Abbreviations
Pos. Position Cap number
CF Centre Forward CB Centre Back
D Defense GK Goalkeeper

 China[edit]

The following is the Chinese roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Yang Jun GK 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 28 April 1988 China Tianjin
2 Teng Fei D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 23 January 1988 China Tianjin
3 Liu Ping CB 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 1 May 1987 China Tianjin
4 Sun Yujun D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 30 January 1987 China Tianjin
5 He Jin CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 3 May 1987 China Tianjin
6 Sun Yating CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 24 February 1988 China Tianjin
7 Wang Ying CB 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 7 August 1988 China Guangxi
8 Gao Ao D 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 26 July 1990 China Tianjin
9 Wang Yi D 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 29 July 1987 China Guangxi
10 Ma Huanhuan CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 13 January 1990 China Guangxi
11 Sun Huizi CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 11 June 1990 China Sichuan
12 Qiao Leiying D 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 24 August 1989 China Sichuan
13 Tan Ying GK 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 30 June 1987 China Sichuan
Head coach: Juan Jane Giralt

 Italy[edit]

The following is the Italian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Gigli, ElenaElena Gigli GK 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 9 July 1985 Italy Giotti Fiorentina
2 Miceli, MartinaMartina Miceli D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 22 October 1973 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
3 Casanova, ElisaElisa Casanova CF 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 November 1973 Italy Giotti Fiorentina
4 Bosurgi, SilviaSilvia Bosurgi D 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 17 April 1979 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
5 Valkai, ErzsebetErzsebet Valkai CF 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 6 March 1979 Italy Ecofim Roma
6 Zanchi, ManuelaManuela Zanchi D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 17 October 1977 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
7 Mario, TaniaTania di Mario D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 5 April 1979 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
8 Ragusa, CinziaCinzia Ragusa CB 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 24 May 1977 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
9 Pavan, FrancescaFrancesca Pavan D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 24 April 1979 Italy Plebiscito Padova
10 Rocco, FedericaFederica Rocco CB 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 25 November 1984 Italy Plebiscito Padova
11 Musumeci, MaddalenaMaddalena Musumeci CB 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 26 March 1976 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
12 Frassinetti, TeresaTeresa Frassinetti CF 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 24 December 1985 Italy Giotti Fiorentina
13 Brancati, ChiaraChiara Brancati GK 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 20 July 1981 Italy Geymonat Orizzonte
Head coach: Mauro Maugeri

 Russia[edit]

The following is the Russian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Vorontsova, ValentinaValentina Vorontsova GK 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 26 July 1982 Russia Kinef Kirishi
2 Shepelina, NataliaNatalia Shepelina D 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 24 February 1981 Russia Uralochka Zlatoust
3 Prokofyeva, EkaterinaEkaterina Prokofyeva D 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 13 March 1991 Russia Yunost Volgograd
4 Konukh, SofiaSofia Konukh CB 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 9 March 1980 Russia Kinef Kirishi
5 Vylegzhanina, AlenaAlena Vylegzhanina CB 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 14 August 1987 Russia Uralochka Zlatoust
6 Glyzina, NadezdaNadezda Glyzina D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 20 May 1988 Russia Kinef Kirishi
7 Pantyulina, EkaterinaEkaterina Pantyulina D 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 6 October 1989 Russia Kinef Kirishi
8 Soboleva, EvgeniaEvgenia Soboleva CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 26 August 1988 Russia Kinef Kirishi
9 Karpovich, OleksandraOleksandra Karpovich CF 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 6 June 1986 Russia SKIF Moscow
10 Belyaeva, OlgaOlga Belyaeva CF 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 18 March 1985 Russia Kinef Kirishi
11 Smurova, ElenaElena Smurova CB 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 18 January 1974 Russia Kinef Kirishi
12 Turova, OlgaOlga Turova CF 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 13 March 1983 Russia Yunost Volgograd
13 Protsenko, EvgeniaEvgenia Protsenko GK 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 25 November 1983 Russia Uralochka Zlatoust
Head coach: Alexander Kleymenov

 United States[edit]

The following is the American roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Armstrong, ElizabethElizabeth Armstrong GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 31 January 1983 United States Great Lakes Ann Arbor
2 Petri, HeatherHeather Petri D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 13 June 1978 United States The New York Athletic Club
3 Hayes, BrittanyBrittany Hayes D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 7 February 1985 United States Socal Tustin
4 Villa, BrendaBrenda Villa D 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 18 April 1980 Italy Orizzonta Catania
5 Wenger, LaurenLauren Wenger CF 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 11 March 1984 Greece Glyfada Athens
6 Golda, NatalieNatalie Golda CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 28 December 1981 United States The New York Athletic Club
7 Cardenas, PattyPatty Cardenas D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 19 August 1984 United States Commerce
8 Steffens, JessicaJessica Steffens CF 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 7 April 1987 United States Sunset San Diego
9 Windes, ElsieElsie Windes CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 17 June 1985 United States Tualatin Hills
10 Gregorka, AlisonAlison Gregorka CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 29 June 1985 United States Great Lakes Ann Arbor
11 Norman, MoriahMoriah van Norman CF 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 30 May 1984 United States The New York Athletic Club
12 Craig, KamiKami Craig CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 July 1987 United States Santa Barbara
13 Hipp, JamieJamie Hipp GK 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 1 September 1981 Spain CN Ondaretta Alcorcón
Head coach: Guy Baker

Group B[edit]

 Australia[edit]

The following is the Australian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Knox, EmmaEmma Knox GK 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 2 March 1978 Australia Fremantle Perth
2 Beadsworth, GemmaGemma Beadsworth CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 17 July 1987 Australia Fremantle Perth
3 Cuffe, NikitaNikita Cuffe CF 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 26 September 1979 Australia Sydney Uni
4 Rippon, RebeccaRebecca Rippon D 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 26 December 1978 Australia Balmain Tigers
5 Fraser, SuzieSuzie Fraser D 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 27 August 1983 Australia KFC Breakers Brisbane
6 Knox, BronwenBronwen Knox CF 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 16 April 1986 Australia KFC Breakers Brisbane
7 Gofers, TanieleTaniele Gofers CF 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 12 June 1985 Australia Sydney Uni
8 Gynther, KateKate Gynther D 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 5 July 1982 Australia Brisbane Barras
9 Santoromito, JennaJenna Santoromito D 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 21 January 1987 Australia Cronulla Sharks
10 Santoromito, MiaMia Santoromito CB 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 29 March 1985 Australia Cronulla Sharks
11 Rippon, MelissaMelissa Rippon D 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 20 January 1981 Australia Brisbane Barras
12 Hetzel, AmyAmy Hetzel D 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 27 April 1983 Australia KFC Breakers Brisbane
13 Maccormack, AliciaAlicia McCormack GK 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 7 June 1983 Australia Cronulla Sharks
Head coach: Greg McFadden

 Greece[edit]

The following is the Greek roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Ellinaki, GeorgiaGeorgia Ellinaki GK 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 28 February 1974 Greece Ethnikos Piraeus
2 Tsoukala, ChristinaChristina Tsoukala CB 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 8 July 1991 Greece Vouliagmeni
3 Gerolymou, AngelikiAngeliki Gerolymou D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 22 June 1982 Greece Vouliagmeni
4 Iosifidou, SofiaSofia Iosifidou CB 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 13 January 1981 Greece Ethnikos Piraeus
5 Liosi, KyriakiKyriaki Liosi D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 30 October 1979 Greece Vouliagmeni
6 Kozompoli, StavroulaStavroula Kozompoli CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 14 January 1974 Greece Nireas Chalandriou
7 Oikonomopoulou, AikateriniAikaterini Oikonomopoulou CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 16 February 1978 Greece ANC Glyfada
8 Roumpesi, AntigoniAntigoni Roumpesi D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 19 July 1983 Greece Vouliagmeni
9 Moraitidou, EvangeliaEvangelia Moraitidou CB 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 16 March 1975 Greece ANC Glyfada
10 Asimaki, AlexandraAlexandra Asimaki CF 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 28 June 1988 Greece Vouliagmeni
11 Antonakou, StavroulaStavroula Antonakou D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 2 May 1982 Greece Ethnikos Piraeus
12 Lara, GeorgiaGeorgia Lara CF 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 31 May 1980 Greece Vouliagmeni
13 Tsouri, MariaMaria Tsouri GK 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 25 May 1986 Greece ANC Glyfada
Head coach: Kyriakos Iosifidis

 Hungary[edit]

The following is the Hungarian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Horvath, PatriciaPatricia Horvath GK 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 7 December 1977 Hungary Honvéd-Domino
2 Szremko, KrisztinaKrisztina Szremkó CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 6 January 1972 Hungary Szentes
3 Gyore, AnettAnett Györe D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 10 December 1981 Hungary Honvéd-Domino
4 Kisteleki, DoraDóra Kisteleki D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 11 May 1983 Hungary Honvéd-Domino
5 Stieber, MercedeszMercédesz Stieber D 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 4 September 1974 Italy Florence
6 Takacs, OrsolyaOrsolya Takács D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 May 1985 Hungary Ocmino-Erse
7 Dravusz, RitaRita Drávucz D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 14 April 1980 Italy Florence
8 Zantleitner, KrisztinaKrisztina Zantleitner CB 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 8 May 1974 Hungary Osc Budapest
9 Bravik, FruzsinaFruzsina Brávik D 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 6 October 1986 Hungary Dove Dunaújváros
10 Pelle, AnikoAnikó Pelle D 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 28 September 1978 Italy Siracusa
11 Valkai, AgnesÁgnes Valkai D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 27 February 1981 Italy Rome
12 Primasz, AgnesÁgnes Primász D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 5 March 1980 Hungary Osc Budapest
13 Zirighne Sos, IldikoIldikó Zirighné Sós GK 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 27 December 1976 Hungary Osc Budapest
Head coach: Gabor Godova

 Netherlands[edit]

The following is the Dutch roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Meijden, IlseIlse van der Meijden GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 22 October 1988 Netherlands Brandenburg Bilthoven
2 Smit, YaseminYasemin Smit CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 21 November 1984 Netherlands Het Ravijn Nijverdal
3 Cabout, MiekeMieke Cabout D 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 30 March 1986 Netherlands ZVL Leiden
4 Hakhverdian, BiuraknBiurakn Hakhverdian D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 4 October 1985 Netherlands Polar Bears
5 Ham, MariekeMarieke van den Ham D 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 21 January 1983 Netherlands Polar Bears
6 Bruijn, DanielleDaniëlle de Bruijn D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 13 February 1978 Netherlands Widex GZC Donk Gouda
7 Belkum, IefkeIefke van Belkum CF 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 22 July 1986 Netherlands ZVL Leiden
8 Klein, NoekiNoeki Klein CF 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 28 April 1983 Netherlands ZVL Leiden
9 Berg, GillianGillian van den Berg D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 8 September 1971 Netherlands De Gouwe Waddinxveen
10 Sijbring, AletteAlette Sijbring CB 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 20 March 1982 Netherlands TWZ Zaandam
11 Guichelaar, RianneRianne Guichelaar D 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 16 August 1983 Netherlands Het Ravijn Nijverdal
12 Koot, SimoneSimone Koot D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 12 November 1980 Netherlands Brandenburg Bilthoven
13 Nooy, MeikeMeike de Nooy GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 2 May 1983 Netherlands Het Ravijn Nijverdal
Head coach: Robin van Galen

See also[edit]

Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's team rosters

References[edit]