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Alkisti AVRAMIDOU
Sport Water Polo
NOC Greece   
GenderWomen
Born26 Feb 1988 in Thessaloniki, GRE
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband George Torakis
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
International Relations - University of Piraeus: Greece
General Interest
Hobbies
Travelling. (Instagram profile, 29 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (aquafeed24.com, 10 Feb 2018)
Injuries
She broke her hand at the start of the 2012/13 domestic season in Greece. (koe.org.gr, 03 Jun 2013)
Famous relatives
Her husband George Torakis has represented Canada in water polo, winning silver at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Aug 2021; Instagram profile, 11 Dec 2019; olympic.ca, 01 Jan 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In August 2021, she announced her retirement from water polo. "It's time to say goodbye. After 14 years at Olympiacos and over 15 years in the Greek national team, and after fulfilling all my dreams and goals as an athlete, I made the decision to retire from the pool, which was my home for years. It's very difficult to express in words all that I feel after my decision to leave Olympiacos, the team of my heart, the team that became my family, and now I'm leaving and saying goodbye. I made the decision at the beginning of the year, after two very difficult seasons. What a wonderful trip this was." (Facebook profile, 29 Aug 2021; thenewspaper.gr, 29 Aug 2021)

OCCUPATION
She has worked at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Instagram profile, 13 May 2021; lawandorder.gr, 12 May 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
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  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2006 Tianjin, CHN Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
2 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
5 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
2 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
2 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
6 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
6 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team