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Anna NTOUNTOUNAKI
Sport Swimming
NOC Greece   
GenderWomen
Born09 Sep 1995 in Khania, GRE
Height1.77 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Khania, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Greek, Spanish
Higher education
Law - University of Athens: Greece
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2010 in Chania, Greece. She was previously a synchronised swimmer.
Why this sport?
"I thought I could combine swimming better with school because synchronised swimming had too many hours of training far from my hometown. I also wanted an individual sport."
Club / Team
Chania Nautical Club: Greece
Name of coach
Tasos Karabelas
International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Greece
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Kostas Tzivilakis. (protothema.gr, 20 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible when you believe in it." (Athlete, 03 Aug 2016)
Other sports
She has been part of the Greek national team in artistic swimming. (haniotika-nea.gr, 12 May 2016)
Milestones
She became the first Greek female swimmer to win a gold medal at the European long course championships, when she was victorious in the 100m butterfly at the 2021 edition in Budapest, Hungary. (swimswam.com, 18 May 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Dec 2021)

She became the first Greek female swimmer to win a medal at the European short course championships after claiming bronze in the 100m butterfly at the 2019 edition in Glasgow, Scotland. (swimswam.com, 08 Dec 2019, 14 Sep 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Dec 2021)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
In September 2020 she began studying for a doctorate in individual rights and sports law at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. She has also studied for a master's degree in commercial and corporate law at Queen Mary University of London in England, and studied piano at a music conservatory in Chania, Greece. "My father is an agronomist and my mother is a lawyer. They insisted that I should not neglect reading and studying. I have always believed in combining sports with education. After all, when I'm not doing well at one, the other helps me. When I decide to quit the sport, I want to get into law and spend the same amount of time on it as I have on swimming. I have seen my mum in court and I want to be like her." (kathimerini.gr, 07 Jun 2021; protothema.gr, 20 May 2021; qmsu.org, 01 Jan 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 57.25
11 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:44.77
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Butterfly 58.27
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 57.93
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.89
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:34.41
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:49.13
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Butterfly 2:13.83
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Butterfly 57.99
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 26.31
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:12.90
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 59.01
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.94
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Butterfly 2:13.69
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 58.90
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 26.85
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Butterfly 56.87
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Butterfly 25.36
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.51
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Butterfly 57.42
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:14.58
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 26.24
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2022 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly 57.91
4 2022 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 25.83
7 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:47.44
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:14.69
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 57.37
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.65
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 57.77
8 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 26.23
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 2:16.79
6 2016 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 58.86
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 50m Butterfly 26.75
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Butterfly 2:13.44
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Individual Medley 1:01.13
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 56.35
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 25.09
Heats 2021 Kazan, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly  DNS
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly 25.51
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 56.44