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Evangelia PAPAZOGLOU
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Greece   
GenderWomen
Born14 Jan 1995 in Athens, GRE
Height1.72 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek
Higher education
Psychology - Panteion University: Athens, GRE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up artistic swimming at age four in Athens, Greece.
Why this sport?
"I started at the age of four and a half because of my older sister who went to the swimming pool, and as a small child I was jealous. I started straight away with artistic swimming."
Club / Team
Nautical Club of Metamorphosis: Athens, GRE
Name of coach
Natalia Chernetska [national], GRE; Anna Tarres [national], ESP; Elizabeth Fernandez [personal]
Training Regime
"A typical day of training starts quite early in the morning by going to the swimming pool. The first workout lasts around five hours, then we take a break in between and again we train in the afternoon for another four to four-and-a-half hours. Then we do rehabilitation and return home."
General Interest
Nicknames
Evelina (Facebook profile, 13 Jan 2019)
Hero / Idol
French artistic swimmer Virginie Dedieu. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Injuries
She underwent surgery on her right leg in October 2021. (Instagram profile, 06 Oct 2021)

In April 2020 she required an arthroscopy on her knee. (sport24.gr, 05 Jun 2020; Instagram profile, 29 Apr 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is nothing I can't do." (Athlete, 10 Aug 2016)
Other information
TOKYO WITHDRAWAL
She and her partner Evangelia Platanioti competed in the preliminary stages of the duet competition at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo but were later forced to withdraw when Platanioti tested positive for COVID-19. She was also unable to compete in the team event in Japan after the Greek squad withdrew from the competition due to more positive COVID-19 cases. (newsit.gr, 12 Aug 2021; kathimerini.gr, 03 Aug 2021; npr.org, 03 Aug 2021)

PARTNERSHIP
She believes she has a strong relationship with her duet partner Evangelia Platanioti. "With Evangelia we are a very close-knit duet. We have been working together since we were very young and as a duet in the national team we have been collaborating for many years. In order to achieve your goals and enjoy it above all, you love and be attached to your partner. You laugh together, you cry together, you spend the whole day and your whole life together. We have found our own codes and we have a great time together. Of course, sometimes we come into conflict, but one supports the other. So in both the easy and the difficult, we are always together." (onsports.gr, 19 Sep 2020; metrosport.gr, 06 Jun 2020; insidesynchro.org, 29 Mar 2020; elle.gr, 06 Apr 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2021 Tokyo, JPN Duet  DNS
10 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 171.855
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR Free Routine Combination 87.600
9 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 86.497 
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
9 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine 87.333
9 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 86.433
9 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 83.911
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 87.000
9 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 85.743
8 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 87.633
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 85.833
10 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 85.833
12 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 82.390 
8 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 86.667
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 85.060
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 86.400
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 86.850
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination  
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO Free Routine Combination 88.066
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Technical Routine 85.935
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Free Routine 87.633
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Technical Routine 85.394
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Free Routine 89.166
5 2016 London, ENG Team Technical Routine 83.268
5 2016 London, ENG Free Routine Combination 87.000
4 2016 London, ENG Team Free Routine 87.466 
4 2014 Berlin, GER Free Routine Combination 85.733
6 2014 Berlin, GER Duet 166.957 
6 2014 Berlin, GER Team 165.987 
6 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team 85.180
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED Free Routine Combination 85.940