Greece women's national water polo team

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Greece
Flag of Greece.svg
Nickname(s) Galanolefki (The Blue-white)
Ethniki (The National)
Association Hellenic Swimming Federation
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Athanasios Kechagias
Asst coach Angeliki Gerolymou[1]
Captain Antigoni Roumpesi
FINA code GRE
Olympic Games
Appearances 2 (first in 2004)
Best result Silver medal.svg (2004)
World Championships
Appearances 9 (first in 1998)
Best result Gold medal world centered-2.svg (2011)
World League
Appearances 7 (first in 2004)
Best result Gold medal world centered.svg (2005)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 1997)
Best result 6th place (1997, 2006)
European Championship
Appearances 14 (first in 1989)
Best result Silver medal europe.svg (2010, 2012)

The Greece women's national water polo team represents Greece in international women's water polo competitions. Since the mid-1990s, Greece have emerged as one of the leading powers in the world, becoming World Champions after their gold medal win at the 2011 World Championship. They have also won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the gold medal at the 2005 World League and the silver medals at the 2010 and 2012 European Championships.

Honours[edit]

Gold medals[edit]

Silver medals[edit]

Bronze medals[edit]

Competition 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
World Championship 1 0 0 1
World League 1 0 3 4
European Championship 0 2 0 2
Total 2 3 3 8

Results[edit]

Alkisti Avramidou, prominent member of the Greek team that was crowned World Champion in 2011

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Position
United States 1996  [a]4th[a]
Greece 2004 2nd, silver medalist(s)
China 2008 8th
Total 3/4

World Championship[edit]

Year Position
Australia 1998 5th
Japan 2001 7th
Spain 2003 9th
Canada 2005 5th
Australia 2007 8th
Italy 2009 4th
China 2011 1st, gold medalist(s)
Spain 2013 6th
Russia 2015 6th
Total 9/12

FINA World League[edit]

Year Position
United States 2004 6th
Russia 2005 1st, gold medalist(s)
Canada 2007 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Russia 2009 7th
United States 2010 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
China 2011 4th
China 2012 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Total 7/9

FINA World Cup[edit]

Year Position
France 1997 6th
Canada 1999 8th
Australia 2002 7th
China 2006 6th
New Zealand 2010 7th
Total 5/15

European Championships[edit]

Year Position
West Germany 1989 7th
Greece 1991 7th
United Kingdom 1993 7th
Austria 1995 4th
Spain 1997 7th
Italy 1999 5th
Hungary 2001 4th
Slovenia 2003 5th
Serbia 2006 6th
Spain 2008 6th
Croatia 2010 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Netherlands 2012 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Hungary 2014 6th
Serbia 2016 5th
Total 14/16

Note

a. ^ The women had to wait for Olympic recognition by the IOC, and played their own "Olympic Tournament" with twelve competing teams, from May 29 to June 7, 1996 in Emmen, Netherlands.

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Roster at the 2016 Women's European Water Polo Championship.

No. Name Date of birth Position L/R Height Weight Club
1 Kouvdou, EleniEleni Kouvdou 9 August 1989 Goalkeeper R 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) NC Vouliagmeni
2 Tsoukala, ChristinaChristina Tsoukala 8 July 1991 Point R 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) NC Vouliagmeni
3 Chydirioti, IoannaIoanna Chydirioti 15 April 1997 Driver R 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) NC Vouliagmeni
4 Diamantopoulou, VasilikiVasiliki Diamantopoulou 12 March 1993 Point R 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 74 kg (163 lb) NC Vouliagmeni
5 Plevritou, MargaritaMargarita Plevritou 17 November 1994 Centre Forward R 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) Olympiacos WPC
6 Avramidou, AlkistiAlkisti Avramidou 26 February 1988 Wing R 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 58 kg (128 lb) Olympiacos WPC
7 Asimaki, AlexandraAlexandra Asimaki 28 June 1988 Centre Forward R 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) Olympiacos WPC
8 Roumpesi, AntigoniAntigoni Roumpesi 19 July 1983 Driver R 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) NC Vouliagmeni
9 Kotsia, ChristinaChristina Kotsia 10 July 1994 Point R 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 77 kg (170 lb) NC Vouliagmeni
10 Manolioudaki, TriantafylliaTriantafyllia Manolioudaki 19 March 1986 Driver R 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb) Olympiacos WPC
11 Plevritou, EleftheriaEleftheria Plevritou 23 April 1997 Driver R 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 66 kg (146 lb) Olympiacos WPC
12 Xenaki, EleniEleni Xenaki 5 July 1997 Centre Forward R 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) NC Vouliagmeni
13 Diamantopoulou, ChrysiChrysi Diamantopoulou 21 September 1995 Goalkeeper L 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) Olympiacos WPC

Past squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  • FINA
  • HistoFINA Volume VIII (Edition 2004)

External links[edit]