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Kyriakos
Pontikeas
GreeceGreece, GRE
Male
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 May 1991
Height
190 cm
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Greek

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age 10 in Zografou, Greece.
Why this sport?
"I enjoy playing with the ball in the water and I like how different and rare the sport is."
Club / Team
Vouliagmeni NC: Greece
Name of coach
Kostas Loudis [club]; Thodoris Vlachos [national], GRE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
Handedness
Right

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol
Greek water polo player Theodoros Chatzitheodorou. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Injuries
He suffered a shoulder injury in 2010 that kept him out of competition for four months. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard in every training session." (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the A1 Ethniki Best Young Player for the 2009/10 season. (olapaok.gr, 01 Sep 2011)