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Konstantinos GALANIDIS
Sport Water Polo
NOC Greece   
GenderMen
Born01 Sep 1990 in Khania, GRE
Height2.02 m
Weight 110 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Athens, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing water polo for the NC Khania club in Crete, Greece.
Club / Team
Apollon Smyrnis: Greece
Name of coach
Thodoris Vlachos [national], GRE; Giannis Katrouzanakis [club], GRE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goalkeeper
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Nicknames
Kostas (Facebook profile, 22 Feb 2021)
Injuries
A knee injury forced him to miss the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (waterpolonews.gr, 02 Jul 2014)

He injured his foot in March 2013. (sport24.gr, 29 Mar 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Facebook profile, 22 Feb 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Goalkeeper in 2016 by Greek magazine Novasports. (novasports.ge, 24 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (fosonline.gr, 14 Feb 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
9 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team