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Marianna LYMPERTA
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Greece   
GenderWomen
Born25 Jun 1979 in Athens, GRE
Height1.67 m
Weight 52 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Languages
English, Greek
General Interest
Nicknames
The Dolphin (espressonews.gr, 18 Aug 2011)
Injuries
She had to go to hospital after she was kicked in the chest by a competitor during a race in July 2013. (redplanet.gr, 24 Jul 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in June 2016. She retired at the same time as veteran Greek open water swimmer Spyros Gianniotis and suggested that she would like to stay in the sport of swimming in another capacity. "I'm leaving with my friend Spyros Gianniotis. I feel overwhelmed with swimming and will stay in it, as much I can with my knowledge and experience I can help both the federation, my club and the club of Glyfada and my coach Miltos Kanellopoulos, whom I thank for all these years." (gazzetta.gr, 11 Jun 2016; sdna.gr, 11 Jun 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
18 2004 Athens, GRE 800m Freestyle 8:42.65 
Heats 2004 Athens, GRE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:16.69
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 1500m Freestyle 16:35.16
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:51.93
Heats 2003 Barcelona, ESP 400m Freestyle 4:17.42
Heats 2003 Barcelona, ESP 800m Freestyle 8:54.35
Heats 2003 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
21 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 1500m Freestyle 16:59.36
30 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 400m Freestyle 4:20.90
17 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 800m Freestyle 8:47.61
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2002 Moscow, RUS 800m Freestyle 8:34.72
14 2002 Moscow, RUS 400m Freestyle 4:12.28
8 2002 Moscow, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:03.58
12 2000 Athens, GRE 800m Freestyle 8:47.44
15 2000 Athens, GRE 400m Freestyle 4:14.33
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 1500m Freestyle 16:41.11
6 2012 Debrecen, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:36.97
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:20.19
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:24.85
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
6 2004 Madrid, ESP 800m Freestyle 8:45.03
10 2004 Madrid, ESP 400m Freestyle 4:18.47
8 2004 Madrid, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:18.51
7 2002 Berlin, GER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 2:03.85
9 2000 Helsinki, FIN 800m Freestyle 8:54.09
18 2000 Helsinki, FIN 400m Freestyle 4:22.62
10 2000 Helsinki, FIN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:23.00
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2002 Riesa, GER 800m Freestyle 8:34.38
11 2002 Riesa, GER 400m Freestyle 4:12.60
8 2001 Antwerp, BEL 400m Freestyle 4:09.60
6 2001 Antwerp, BEL 800m Freestyle 8:33.85
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
37 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 2:01:08.5
28 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 57:55.3
21 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:58:33.0
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 2:02:01.8
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km - Team Time Trial 59:22.8
20 2009 Rome, ITA 5 km 58:09.1
9 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 2:01:45.7
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5 km 1:02:41.3
14 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:01:56.9
16 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 10km 2:01:20.3
4 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 5km - Team Time Trial 58:08.1
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
15 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:25:11.44
13 2012 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:03:18
8 2009 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:44:42.42