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Greece women's national water polo team

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.[1][2]

Greece
Flag of Greece.svg
Nickname(s) Galanolefki (The Blue-white)
Ethniki (The National)
Association Hellenic Swimming Federation
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Giorgos Morfesis
Asst coach Vasiliki Arvanitopoulou
Angeliki Gerolymou
Captain Alexandra Asimaki
FINA code GRE
Olympic Games
Appearances 2 (first in 2004)
Best result Silver medal.svg (2004)
World Championships
Appearances 10 (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)

Contents

HonoursEdit

Gold medalsEdit

Silver medalsEdit

Bronze medalsEdit

Competition       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

ResultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Position
  1996  [a]6th[a]
  2004  
  2008 8th
Total 3/4

World ChampionshipEdit

Year Position
  1998 5th
  2001 7th
  2003 9th
  2005 5th
  2007 8th
  2009 4th
  2011  
  2013 6th
  2015 6th
  2017 7th
Total 10/13

FINA World LeagueEdit

Year Position
  2004 6th
  2005  
  2007  
  2009 7th
  2010  
  2011 4th
  2012  
Total 7/9

FINA World CupEdit

Year Position
  1997 6th
  1999 8th
  2002 7th
  2006 6th
  2010 7th
Total 5/15

European ChampionshipsEdit

Year Position
  1989 7th
  1991 7th
  1993 7th
  1995 4th
  1997 7th
  1999 5th
  2001 4th
  2003 5th
  2006 6th
  2008 6th
  2010  
  2012  
  2014 6th
  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.

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Greek roster for the 2017 World Championship.[3]

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)   Vouliagmeni
2 Tsoukala, ChristinaChristina Tsoukala 8 July 1991 Point R 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb)   Olympiacos
3 Diamantopoulou, VasilikiVasiliki Diamantopoulou 12 March 1993 Point R 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 74 kg (163 lb)   Vouliagmeni
4 Eleftheriadou, NikoletaNikoleta Eleftheriadou 17 January 1998 Driver R 172 cm (5 ft 8 in) 63 kg (139 lb)   Olympiacos
5 Plevritou, MargaritaMargarita Plevritou 17 November 1994 Centre Forward R 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb)   Olympiacos
6 Avramidou, AlkistiAlkisti Avramidou 26 February 1988 Wing R 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 58 kg (128 lb)   Olympiacos
7 Asimaki, AlexandraAlexandra Asimaki 28 June 1988 Centre Forward R 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb)   Olympiacos
8 Chydirioti, IoannaIoanna Chydirioti 15 April 1997 Driver R 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb)   Vouliagmeni
9 Kotsia, ChristinaChristina Kotsia 10 July 1994 Point R 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 77 kg (170 lb)   Long Beach State
10 Manolioudaki, TriantafylliaTriantafyllia Manolioudaki 19 March 1986 Driver R 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb)   Olympiacos
11 Plevritou, EleftheriaEleftheria Plevritou 23 April 1997 Driver R 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 66 kg (146 lb)   Olympiacos
12 Xenaki, EleniEleni Xenaki 5 July 1997 Centre Forward R 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb)   Vouliagmeni
13 Diamantopoulou, ChrysiChrysi Diamantopoulou 21 September 1995 Goalkeeper L 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb)   Olympiacos
Head coach: Giorgos Morfesis

Past squadsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit