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Water polo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's team rosters

This is a list of the players who were on the rosters of the given teams who participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics for women's water polo. The women's tournament included eight teams, with a maximum of thirteen players per team.

Pool AEdit

Abbreviations
Pos. Position Cap number
CF Centre Forward CB Centre Back
D Defense GK Goalkeeper

  ChinaEdit

The following is the Chinese roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Yang Jun GK 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 28 April 1988   Tianjin
2 Teng Fei D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 23 January 1988   Tianjin
3 Liu Ping CB 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 1 May 1987   Tianjin
4 Sun Yujun D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 30 January 1987   Tianjin
5 He Jin CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 3 May 1987   Tianjin
6 Sun Yating CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 24 February 1988   Tianjin
7 Wang Ying CB 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 7 August 1988   Guangxi
8 Gao Ao D 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 26 July 1990   Tianjin
9 Wang Yi D 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 29 July 1987   Guangxi
10 Ma Huanhuan CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 13 January 1990   Guangxi
11 Sun Huizi CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 11 June 1990   Sichuan
12 Qiao Leiying D 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 24 August 1989   Sichuan
13 Tan Ying GK 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 30 June 1987   Sichuan
Head coach: Juan Jane Giralt

  ItalyEdit

The following is the Italian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Elena Gigli GK 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 9 July 1985   Giotti Fiorentina
2 Martina Miceli D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 22 October 1973   Geymonat Orizzonte
3 Elisa Casanova CF 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 November 1973   Giotti Fiorentina
4 Silvia Bosurgi D 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 59 kg (130 lb) 17 April 1979   Geymonat Orizzonte
5 Erzsebet Valkai CF 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 6 March 1979   Ecofim Roma
6 Manuela Zanchi D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 17 October 1977   Geymonat Orizzonte
7 Tania di Mario D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 5 April 1979   Geymonat Orizzonte
8 Cinzia Ragusa CB 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 24 May 1977   Geymonat Orizzonte
9 Francesca Pavan D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 24 April 1979   Plebiscito Padova
10 Federica Rocco CB 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 25 November 1984   Plebiscito Padova
11 Maddalena Musumeci CB 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 26 March 1976   Geymonat Orizzonte
12 Teresa Frassinetti CF 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 24 December 1985   Giotti Fiorentina
13 Chiara Brancati GK 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 20 July 1981   Geymonat Orizzonte
Head coach: Mauro Maugeri

  RussiaEdit

The following is the Russian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Valentina Vorontsova GK 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 26 July 1982   Kinef Kirishi
2 Natalia Shepelina D 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 24 February 1981   Uralochka Zlatoust
3 Ekaterina Prokofyeva D 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 13 March 1991   Yunost Volgograd
4 Sofia Konukh CB 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 9 March 1980   Kinef Kirishi
5 Alena Vylegzhanina CB 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 14 August 1987   Uralochka Zlatoust
6 Nadezda Glyzina D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 20 May 1988   Kinef Kirishi
7 Ekaterina Pantyulina D 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 6 October 1989   Kinef Kirishi
8 Evgenia Soboleva CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 26 August 1988   Kinef Kirishi
9 Oleksandra Karpovich CF 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 55 kg (121 lb) 6 June 1986   SKIF Moscow
10 Olga Belyaeva CF 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 18 March 1985   Kinef Kirishi
11 Elena Smurova CB 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 18 January 1974   Kinef Kirishi
12 Olga Turova CF 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 13 March 1983   Yunost Volgograd
13 Evgeniya Protsenko GK 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 25 November 1983   Uralochka Zlatoust
Head coach: Alexander Kleymenov

  United StatesEdit

The following is the American roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Elizabeth Armstrong GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 31 January 1983   Great Lakes Ann Arbor
2 Heather Petri D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 13 June 1978   The New York Athletic Club
3 Brittany Hayes D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 7 February 1985   Socal Tustin
4 Brenda Villa D 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 18 April 1980   Orizzonta Catania
5 Lauren Wenger CF 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 11 March 1984   Glyfada Athens
6 Natalie Golda CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 28 December 1981   The New York Athletic Club
7 Patty Cardenas D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 19 August 1984   Commerce
8 Jessica Steffens CF 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 7 April 1987   Sunset San Diego
9 Elsie Windes CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 17 June 1985   Tualatin Hills
10 Alison Gregorka CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 29 June 1985   Great Lakes Ann Arbor
11 Moriah van Norman CF 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 30 May 1984   The New York Athletic Club
12 Kami Craig CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 July 1987   Santa Barbara
13 Jamie Hipp GK 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 1 September 1981   CN Ondaretta Alcorcón
Head coach: Guy Baker

Group BEdit

  AustraliaEdit

The following is the Australian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Emma Knox GK 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 2 March 1978   Fremantle Perth
2 Gemma Beadsworth CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 17 July 1987   Fremantle Perth
3 Nikita Cuffe CF 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 26 September 1979   Sydney Uni
4 Rebecca Rippon D 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 26 December 1978   Balmain Tigers
5 Suzie Fraser D 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 27 August 1983   KFC Breakers Brisbane
6 Bronwen Knox CF 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 16 April 1986   KFC Breakers Brisbane
7 Taniele Gofers CF 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 12 June 1985   Sydney Uni
8 Kate Gynther D 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 5 July 1982   Brisbane Barras
9 Jenna Santoromito D 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 21 January 1987   Cronulla Sharks
10 Mia Santoromito CB 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 29 March 1985   Cronulla Sharks
11 Melissa Rippon D 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 20 January 1981   Brisbane Barras
12 Amy Hetzel D 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 27 April 1983   KFC Breakers Brisbane
13 Alicia McCormack GK 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 7 June 1983   Cronulla Sharks
Head coach: Greg McFadden

  GreeceEdit

The following is the Greek roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Georgia Ellinaki GK 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 28 February 1974   Ethnikos Piraeus
2 Christina Tsoukala CB 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 8 July 1991   Vouliagmeni
3 Angeliki Gerolymou D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 22 June 1982   Vouliagmeni
4 Sofia Iosifidou CB 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 13 January 1981   Ethnikos Piraeus
5 Kyriaki Liosi D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 30 October 1979   Vouliagmeni
6 Stavroula Kozompoli CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 14 January 1974   Nireas Chalandriou
7 Aikaterini Oikonomopoulou CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 16 February 1978   ANO Glyfada
8 Antigoni Roumpesi D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 19 July 1983   Vouliagmeni
9 Evangelia Moraitidou CB 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 16 March 1975   ANO Glyfada
10 Alexandra Asimaki CF 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 28 June 1988   Vouliagmeni
11 Stavroula Antonakou D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 2 May 1982   Ethnikos Piraeus
12 Georgia Lara CF 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 31 May 1980   Vouliagmeni
13 Maria Tsouri GK 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 25 May 1986   ANO Glyfada
Head coach: Kyriakos Iosifidis

  HungaryEdit

The following is the Hungarian roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Patricia Horvath GK 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 7 December 1977   Honvéd-Domino
2 Krisztina Szremkó CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 6 January 1972   Szentes
3 Anett Györe D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 10 December 1981   Honvéd-Domino
4 Dóra Kisteleki D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 11 May 1983   Honvéd-Domino
5 Mercédesz Stieber D 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 4 September 1974   Florence
6 Orsolya Takács D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 May 1985   Ocmino-Erse
7 Rita Drávucz D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 14 April 1980   Florence
8 Krisztina Zantleitner CB 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 8 May 1974   Osc Budapest
9 Fruzsina Brávik D 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 6 October 1986   Dove Dunaújváros
10 Anikó Pelle D 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 28 September 1978   Siracusa
11 Ágnes Valkai D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 27 February 1981   Rome
12 Ágnes Primász D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 5 March 1980   Osc Budapest
13 Ildikó Zirighné Sós GK 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 27 December 1976   Osc Budapest
Head coach: Gabor Godova

  NetherlandsEdit

The following is the Dutch roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Ilse van der Meijden GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 22 October 1988   Brandenburg Bilthoven
2 Yasemin Smit CB 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 21 November 1984   Het Ravijn Nijverdal
3 Mieke Cabout D 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 30 March 1986   ZVL Leiden
4 Biurakn Hakhverdian D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 4 October 1985   Polar Bears
5 Marieke van den Ham D 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 21 January 1983   Polar Bears
6 Daniëlle de Bruijn D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 13 February 1978   Widex GZC Donk Gouda
7 Iefke van Belkum CF 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 22 July 1986   ZVL Leiden
8 Noeki Klein CF 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 28 April 1983   ZVL Leiden
9 Gillian van den Berg D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 8 September 1971   De Gouwe Waddinxveen
10 Alette Sijbring CB 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 20 March 1982   TWZ Zaandam
11 Rianne Guichelaar D 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 16 August 1983   Het Ravijn Nijverdal
12 Simone Koot D 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 12 November 1980   Brandenburg Bilthoven
13 Meike de Nooy GK 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 2 May 1983   Het Ravijn Nijverdal
Head coach: Robin van Galen

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