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 34)
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
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Argentina U21
2006–2011, 2019-Present Argentina 134
Last updated on: October 6, 2012

Giselle Andrea Kañevsky (born August 4, 1985, in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine field hockey player who plays as a defender on the Argentina national team.[1][2][3]

Kañevsky is Jewish and the granddaughter of Rav Chaim Kanevsky.[4][5] She started playing at age seven in Los Cardales Club, 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 World Cup.

In August 2008, she won the bronze medal with the national field 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 team of Haagsche Delftsche Mixed Hockey Club (HDM). In 2010, she won the World Cup held in Rosario, Argentina.

In 2019, she returned to the national team after an eight-year gap under the coaching of Carlos Retegui.

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  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.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Argentina names Olympic hockey team". The Hindu. June 3, 2008. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2011.

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