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Sport Water Polo
NOC Greece   
Born23 May 1984 in Athens, GRE
Height1.88 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
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]
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)
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
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)

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

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
9 2012 London, ENG Team  
7 2008 Beijing, CHN Team  
4 2004 Athens, GRE Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
6 2007 Melbourne, AUS Team  
3 2005 Montreal, CAN Team  
4 2003 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
6 2014 Budapest, HUN Team  
6 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
9 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
11 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
6 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team  
8 2003 Kranj, SLO Team  
7 2001 Budapest, HUN Team