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Angelos VLACHOPOULOS
Sport Water Polo
NOC Greece   
GenderMen
Born28 Sep 1991 in Thessaloniki, GRE
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Anna Mamaglou
Residence
Belgrade, SRB
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Why this sport?
He liked the team aspect of water polo compared to swimming, as well as the atmosphere and the physicality.
Club / Team
VK Novi Beograd: Serbia
Name of coach
Vladimir Vujasinovic [club], SRB; Thodoris Vlachos [national], GRE
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight until the end." (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In September 2021, a swimming pool in Oreokastro, Greece, was named in his honour. (Instagram profile, 10 Sep 2021; thes.gr, 03 Sep 2021; voria.gr, 02 Sep 2021)
Milestones
He was part of the team that won Greece's first Olympic men's water polo medal when they claimed silver at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Dec 2021; total-waterpolo.com, 06 Aug 2021)
Famous relatives
His partner Anna Mamoglou has competed in water polo at professional level and joined Serbian club Red Star Belgrade for the 2021/22 season. She has represented Greece at junior level and won gold at the 2014 European U19 Championships in Ostia, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Dec 2021; sportklub.rs, 31 Dec 2021; fosonline.gr, 09 Sep 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2022 Budapest, HUN Team  
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
3 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
5 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
4 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
6 2014 Budapest, HUN Team