KALIS Foivos
Date of Birth20/03/1998 - PALAIO FALIRO (GRE)
Height185 cm/6'1"
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Preliminary Round Group CMontenegro MNE 12 - 16 GREGreece
Preliminary Round Group CTurkey TUR 3 - 11 GREGreece
Preliminary Round Group CCroatiaCRO 13 - 12 GREGreece
Qualifying RoundGreeceGRE 16 - 7 FRAFrance
QuarterfinalGreeceGRE 15 - 13 APSO HUNHungary
Semifinal 1-4Greece GRE 12 - 13 APSO SRBSerbia
Bronze Medal MatchCroatia CRO 10 - 11
Bronze Medal


School, universityLyceum Makrigianneion (4th High School Alimos) Athens Greece
Started competing2007
Language(s) spokenGreek (native), German (native), English
Club nameVouliagmeni Nautical Club
CoachPanagiotis Pribas (team), Theo Lorantos (head coach)

Hiking, traveling, collecting souvenirs from athletic events and sport clubs

Major sporting achievements

He has 2014 NCh (U17) - 1st NCh (U19) - 1st 2013 NCh (U16) - 1st NCh (U18) - 1st 2011 NCh (U14) - 1st 2010 NCh (U12) - 3rd 2009 NCh (U12) - 1st

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

2013 Darko Cukic Memorial (Belgrade) - 3rd

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

He started water polo at the age of eight. He won national water polo titles from U12 to U19 level. His first coach, Yiannis Giannouris (former coach of the Greek men's water polo team), helped him make a good start in the sport. At the age of 13 he decided to study at the Sports Academy (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science) and since 2013, has also studied with the distance e-learning program of the German Sports Management Academy. Inspired by his grandfather, Alekos Sidiropoulos, a sports journalist and editor of the Greek sports newspaper Prognosport, he is driven by the chance to participate in international athletic events, meeting athletes around the world and of course collecting earned and deserved trophies.

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