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Antigoni ROUMPESI
Sport Water Polo
NOC Greece   
GenderWomen
Born19 Jul 1983 in Athens, GRE
Height1.77 m
Weight 78 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo in 1991 in Athens, Greece.
Club / Team
Vouliagmeni NC: Greece
Name of coach
Alexia Kammenou [club]
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Nicknames
Kou-Kou (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Injuries
A problem with her knee in early 2016 kept her out of action for two months. (onsports.gr, 02 Feb 2016)

She suffered a chipped tooth and a cut to the inside of her mouth after being kicked in the face during a match in May 2013. (aquaticsnews.com, 25 May 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always try harder." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Other information
INTERNATIONAL RETIREMENT
She retired from international water polo in March 2016 after the Greek national team failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. "I feel very lucky that I lived what I have lived. I wish every athlete could live these successes. My career was a dream come true." (sports.in.gr, 31 Mar 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
2 2004 Athens, GRE Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
4 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
8 2007 Melbourne, AUS Team  
5 2005 Montreal, CAN Team  
9 2003 Barcelona, ESP Team  
7 2001 Fukuoka, JPN Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2002 Perth, AUS Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
2 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
2 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
6 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
5 2003 Ljubljana, SLO Team