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Kyriakos PONTIKEAS
Sport Water Polo
NOC Greece   
GenderMen
Born09 May 1991 in Athens, GRE
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Greek
Higher education
Maritime Studies - University of Piraeus : Greece
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo at age 10 in Zografou, Greece.
Why this sport?
"I enjoy playing with the ball in the water and I like how different and rare the sport is."
Club / Team
Carouge Natation: Switzerland
Name of coach
Frederic Durand [club], FRA; Thodoris Vlachos [national], GRE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Greek water polo player Theodoros Chatzitheodorou. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Injuries
He suffered a shoulder injury in 2010 that kept him out of competition for four months. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard in every training session." (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named the A1 Ethniki Best Young Player for the 2009/10 season. (olapaok.gr, 01 Sep 2011)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
3 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
6 2014 Budapest, HUN Team