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Christos
Afroudakis
GreeceGreece, GRE
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
23 May 1984
Height
188 cm
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age seven with the Vouliagmeni NC club in Greece.
Why this sport?
His father introduced him to the sport. "The key reason was the craziness of my father. He wanted me and my two brothers to definitely be involved with sports. My brothers started first and I followed them."
Club / Team
Vouliagmeni NC: Greece
Name of coach
Kostas Loudis [club]
Handedness
Right

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the European Cup with Vouliagmeni NC, and claiming bronze at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (contra.gr, 25 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
Greek water polo player George Mavrotas. (contra.gr, 25 Sep 2015)
Injuries
He has suffered nagging minor injuries to his hands, and underwent rehabilitation in late 2012 and early 2013. (novasports.gr, 30 Oct 2012; novasports.gr, 29 Jan 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you work properly and methodically, you will be rewarded." (ethnos.gr, 19 Jan 2009)
Famous relatives
His brother Georgios Afroudakis represented Greece in water polo at five consecutive editions of the Olympic Games between 1996 and 2012. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Aug 2018; fina.org, 06 Apr 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In 2017 he announced that he would no longer compete for the national team, stating that he wanted to make more room for a new generation of Greek players. (sports.ert.gr, 17 May 2017)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as the president of the Greek Water Polo Players Association. (topotami.gr, 15 Dec 2016)