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Margarita PLEVRITOU
Sport Water Polo
NOC Greece   
GenderWomen
Born17 Nov 1994 in Piraeus, GRE
Height1.77 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
Maritime Studies - University of Piraeus : Greece
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Olympiacos Piraeus : Greece
Name of coach
Charis Pavlidis [club], GRE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It never gets any easier, you just get better." (Instagram profile, 22 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named 2018/19 Most Valuable Player of the A1 Ethniki league in Greece. (thrylos24.gr, 23 Jul 2019; real.gr, 18 Jun 2019)
Famous relatives
Her sisters Eleftheria and Vasiliki have represented Greece in water polo with both competing at the 2021 World League Super Final in Athens, Greece. Eleftheria also won silver at the 2018 European Championships in Barcelona, Spain, while Vasiliki was part of the Greek team that claimed silver at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Aug 2021; sportsfeed.gr, 03 Sep 2015; fina.org, 09 Dec 2012)
Other information
FAMILY SPORT
In 2011 she and her younger sisters Eleftheria and Vasiliki left their hometown of Thessaloniki, Greece, to join Olympiacos Piraeus. She says the siblings enjoy a good relationship inside and outside of the sport. "I am quite strict with myself and with the girls. Whatever happens in the pool stays in the pool. Certainly there is competition in the water, but beyond that if one sees something that needs to be corrected they will say so. We help each other. We have a very good relationship. We are together 24 hours a day, both at home and in the pool together. We are very attached. Our dad always told us to do sports. It was something he liked very much, he liked to watch all sports. So the competitive bug kind of grew in us as well." (gazzetta.gr, 12 Jun 2021; ant1news.gr, 08 May 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
2 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
5 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team