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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, 3 silver medals at the 2010, 2012 and 2018 European Championships[1][2] and the gold medal at the 2018 Europa Cup.

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 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 15 (first in 1989)
Best result Silver medal europe.svg (2010, 2012, 2018)
Europa Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2018)
Best result Gold medal europe.svg (2018)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances 1 (first in 2018)
Best result 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (2018)

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 3 0 3
Europa Cup 1 0 0 1
Mediterranean Games 0 0 1 1
Total 3 4 4 11

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
  2018  
Total 15/17

LEN Europa CupEdit

Year Position
  2018  

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Year Position
  2018  

Note

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

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Greek roster for the 2018 Women's European Water Polo Championship.[3]

Head coach: Giorgos Morfesis

No Name Date of birth Position L/R Height Weight Club
1 Chrysi Diamantopoulou (1995-09-22) 22 September 1995 (age 22) Goalkeeper L 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb)   Olympiacos
2 Christina Tsoukala (1991-07-08) 8 July 1991 (age 27) Field player R 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb)   Olympiacos
3 Vasiliki Diamantopoulou (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 25) Defender R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb)   NC Vouliagmeni
4 Nikoleta Eleftheriadou (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 20) Wing R 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb)   Olympiacos
5 Margarita Plevritou (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 23) Defender R 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb)   Olympiacos
6 Alkisti Avramidou (1988-02-26) 26 February 1988 (age 30) Field player R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 59 kg (130 lb)   Olympiacos
7 Alexandra Asimaki (C) (1988-06-28) 28 June 1988 (age 30) Centre forward R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb)   Olympiacos
8 Ioanna Chydirioti (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 21) Field player R 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 67 kg (148 lb)   NC Vouliagmeni
9 Maria Patra (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 19) Defender R 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 69 kg (152 lb)   NC Vouliagmeni
10 Elisavet Protopapas (1999-03-27) 27 March 1999 (age 19) Field player R 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb)   California Golden Bears
11 Eleftheria Plevritou (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 21) Field player R 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb)   Olympiacos
12 Eleni Xenaki (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 21) Centre forward L 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 79 kg (174 lb)   NC Vouliagmeni
13 Ioanna Stamatopoulou (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 20) Goalkeeper R 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 69 kg (152 lb)   Olympiacos

Past squadsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit