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Iphinoé DAVVETAS
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born06 Aug 1992 in Paris, FRA
Height1.68 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Journalist
Languages
English, French, Greek
Higher education
International Relations - University of Piraeus: Greece
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 11 in Athens, Greece.
Why this sport?
She became interested in artistic swimming after watching the sport at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. "I said to my father, 'I want to do that'. He replied it was impossible because I did not even know how to swim, but I insisted and he relented."
General Interest
Nicknames
Ifi (biensport.wordpress.com, 07 May 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Instagram profile, 24 Jul 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from international sport after the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (ffnatation.fr, 06 Aug 2018)

FRANCE TO GREECE AND BACK
She was born in Paris, France, to a French mother and a Greek father. The family moved to Greece when she was an infant, but she returned to France at age 19 because the economic conditions in Greece were affecting her sporting career. "We were doing workouts with the Greece team, but no international competition. We did not have the budget. The training conditions became poor and the water was cold. Everyone stopped, but I did not want to. My coach told me to do tests in France because I had dual nationality." (rio-lympique.tumblr.com, 05 Feb 2015)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied journalism at the National Institute of Sport and Physical Education [INSEP] in collaboration with the Journalists Training Centre [CFJ] in Paris, France. (Twitter profile, 29 May 2018; ffnatation.fr, 11 Mar 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 85.466
8 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 85.066
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 87.333
8 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 85.179
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 87.080
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 86.820
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Technical Routine 85.102
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Free Routine  
5 2016 London, ENG Team Free Routine 85.333
4 2016 London, ENG Team Technical Routine 84.139