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Dimitra Asilian (born July 10, 1972 in Piraeus) is a retired female Greek water polo player and Olympic silver medalist with the Greek national team.

Dimitra Asilian
Personal information
Nationality Greek
Born (1972-07-10) July 10, 1972 (age 46)
Piraeus, Greece
Sport
Sport Water polo

She received a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1][2]

She scored 8 goals at the 1999 Women's European Water Polo Championship in Prato, where Greece finished 5th.

At club level, Asilian started swimming at Greek powerhouse Olympiacos youth Academy at the age of 6.[3] Olympiacos women's water polo department was founded in 1988 and Asilian went on to play for Olympiacos for a total of 29 years (including her youth career) before her retirement at the end of 2006–2007 season at age 35.[3][4] Asilian is the record goalscorer in the history of the Greek Women's Water Polo League with 703 goals, a record she achieved in a 15-year span (1992–2007).[5] She won 2 Greek Championships (1994–95, 1997–98) and the fourth place in the 1995–96 LEN European Cup with Olympiacos.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 26/08/2004: Ημέρα Εθνικής Υπερηφάνειας, waterpolonews.gr (in Greek)
  2. ^ "2004 Summer Olympics – Athens, Greece – Water Polo" Archived 2008-08-18 at the Wayback Machine. – databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 12, 2008)
  3. ^ a b Athlitiki Icho "Αθλητική Ηχώ" newspaper archive, 27 July 2000, page 37: Δήμητρα Ασιλιάν: Πήγε στον Ολυμπιακό 6 χρονών – 22 χρόνια παρουσίας στον Ολυμπιακό (in Greek)
  4. ^ Αφιέρωμα στα Πρωταθλήματα Α1 Ανδρών και Γυναικών. Hellenic Swimming Federation official website (koe.org.gr), 15 October 2014 (in Greek)
  5. ^ Στατιστικές ματιές στην Α1 Ανδρών και Γυναικών. Hellenic Swimming Federation official website (koe.org.gr), 6 October 2015 (in Greek)
  6. ^ Χτυποκάρδια στο Παπαστράτειο gavros.gr, 27 December 2013 (in Greek)
  7. ^ Υπέγραψαν Ασιλιάν και Κανελλοπούλου στη Ν.Ε.Λ. lamiareport.gr, 16 June 2011 (in Greek)

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