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)
AssociationHellenic Swimming Federation
ConfederationLEN (Europe)
Head coachGiorgos Morfesis
Asst coachAngeliki Gerolymou
CaptainAlexandra Asimaki
FINA codeGRE
Olympic Games
Appearances2 (first in 2004)
Best resultSilver medal.svg (2004)
World Championships
Appearances10 (first in 1998)
Best resultGold medal world centered-2.svg (2011)
World League
Appearances7 (first in 2004)
Best resultGold medal world centered.svg (2005)
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1997)
Best result6th place (1997, 2006)
European Championship
Appearances15 (first in 1989)
Best resultSilver medal europe.svg (2010, 2012, 2018)
Europa Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best resultGold medal europe.svg (2018)
Mediterranean Games
Appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best result3rd, bronze medalist(s) (2018)

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.

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

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]6th[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
Hungary 2017 7th
Total 10/13

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
Spain 2018 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Total 15/17

LEN Europa Cup[edit]

Year Position
Spain 2018 1st, gold medalist(s)

Mediterranean Games[edit]

Year Position
Spain 2018 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

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.

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

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 23) Goalkeeper L 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (150 lb) Greece 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) Greece Olympiacos
3 Vasiliki Diamantopoulou (1993-03-12) 12 March 1993 (age 26) Defender R 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) Greece NC Vouliagmeni
4 Nikoleta Eleftheriadou (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 21) Wing R 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) Greece Olympiacos
5 Margarita Plevritou (1994-11-17) 17 November 1994 (age 24) Defender R 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) Greece Olympiacos
6 Alkisti Avramidou (1988-02-26) 26 February 1988 (age 31) Field player R 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 59 kg (130 lb) Greece 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) Greece Olympiacos
8 Ioanna Chydirioti (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 22) Field player R 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 67 kg (148 lb) Greece NC Vouliagmeni
9 Maria Patra (1998-10-17) 17 October 1998 (age 20) Defender R 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 69 kg (152 lb) Greece NC Vouliagmeni
10 Elisavet Protopapas (1999-03-27) 27 March 1999 (age 20) Field player R 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb) United States California Golden Bears
11 Eleftheria Plevritou (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 22) Field player R 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 68 kg (150 lb) Greece 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) Greece 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) Greece Olympiacos

Past squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 31 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ H αρχηγός της Εθνικής, Αλεξάνδρα Ασημάκη, στο Aquafeed24.com
  3. ^ "Team Roster" (PDF). wp2018bcn.microplustiming.com. 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ LEN Europa Cup 2018 – Final Greece–Russia 9–8

External links[edit]