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Evangelia PLATANIOTI
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Greece   
GenderWomen
Born09 Aug 1994 in Athens, GRE
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Athens, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Greek
Higher education
Business Administration - University of Piraeus: Greece
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven in Athens, Greece.
Why this sport?
"I started with classical swimming and rhythmic gymnastics. Then I went to the swimming pool and watched other children doing synchronised swimming and wanted to try it myself. I loved dancing and water, so I found the perfect combination. I asked my parents to sign me up."
Club / Team
Nautical Club of Metamorphosis: Greece
Name of coach
Natalia Chernetska [technical routine], GRE; Anna Tarres [free routine], ESP
General Interest
Hobbies
Socialising, going for walks, listening to music. (kingsport.gr, 15 Mar 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, winning bronze in the solo free routine and silver in the solo technical routine at the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (metrosport.gr, 06 Jun 2020; e-nafpaktia.gr, 13 May 2021)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmer Natalia Ishchenko. (Athlete 22 Apr 2012)
Injuries
She tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Japan for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She competed in the preliminary stages of the duet competition with her partner Evanagelia Papazoglou before the pair were then forced to withdraw. (newsit.gr, 12 Aug 2021; kathimerini.gr, 03 Aug 2021; npr.org, 03 Aug 2021)

She missed the 2018 World Series event in Syros, Greece, due to appendicitis. (fina.org, 16 Jun 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My love for the sport and the water, the desire to constantly get better at what I do was the reason I stayed in this sport." (elle.gr, 06 Apr 2021)
Other information
PARTNERSHIP
She believes her partnership with Evangelia Papazoglou is stronger than when the pair finished 10th at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "We are completely different kinds of athletes, with completely different legs and ways of moving so we had to figure it out at first. It took some time but, for sure, we are much better than before and much better than in Rio. Our collaboration as a duet emerged from a coaching decision, but we were teammates from a very young age and we also collaborated as a team long before we became a duet." In 2021 she spoke about how they support each other. "When one sees the other has 'fallen', she always tries to lift her by telling her something encouraging. For example, how we reach our goal, but also how big and important this goal is. In general, we support and draw strength from each other, whether we are in competitions or in training." (onsports.gr, 19 Sep 2020; metrosport.gr, 06 Jun 2020; insidesynchro.org, 29 Mar 2020; e-nafpaktia.gr, 13 May 2021)

TV APPEARANCE
In 2017 she took part in the Greek reality TV show 'Nomads'. (peoplegreece.com, 15 Dec 2017; aquafeed24.com, 27 Sep 2017)

 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
8 2012 London, ENG Duet 178.560
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2022 Budapest, HUN Solo Free Routine 91.766
3 2022 Budapest, HUN Solo Technical Routine 89.511
4 2022 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination  
6 2022 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 89.700
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Solo Technical Routine 86.292
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Solo Free Routine 88.666
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
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Solo Free Routine 88.000
7 2017 Budapest, HUN Solo Technical Routine 86.532
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
8 2015 Kazan, RUS Solo Technical Routine 85.373
10 2015 Kazan, RUS Solo Free Routine 86.333
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 85.833
10 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 85.833
8 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 85.388
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
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Free Routine 87.980
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 86.400
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 86.850
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Technical Routine 88.300
11 2011 Shanghai, CHN Duet Technical Routine 87.200
10 2011 Shanghai, CHN Duet Free Routine 86.950
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA Solo Free Routine  
3 2021 Budapest, HUN Solo Free Routine 90.800
2 2021 Budapest, HUN Solo Technical Routine 89.289
2 2021 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination  
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO Solo Free Routine 89.400
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO Solo Technical Routine 87.593
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO Free Routine Combination 88.066
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Technical Routine  
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Free Routine  
6 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Technical Routine 85.394
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Free Routine 89.166
4 2016 London, ENG Solo Technical Routine 86.058
5 2016 London, ENG Solo Free Routine 88.966 
5 2016 London, ENG Free Routine Combination 87.000
6 2014 Berlin, GER Solo 172.341 
4 2014 Berlin, GER Free Routine Combination 85.733
6 2014 Berlin, GER Team 165.987 
5 2012 Eindhoven, NED Duet 89.220
6 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team 85.180
4 2012 Eindhoven, NED Free Routine Combination 85.940
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2013 Mexico City, MEX Total 274.166