PERSONAL DATα

  • Birthday: January 7th 1980
  • Νationality: Greek
  • Height: 1,87 m
  • Weight: 88 kg
  • Family Status: Single
  • Studies: Dental School
  • Club: Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki 
  • Current World Ranking: 27 (Oct 2016)
  • Current European Ranking: 11 (Oct 2016)

 

Greatest achievements

  • 4 times Olympic Games participant (2016 Rio, 2012 London, 2008 Bejing, 2004 Athens)
  • 18 times World Championshipsparticipant 1997-2016
  • 18 times European Championships participant 1997-2016

 

  • Quarterfinal European Championships Singles 2015
  • 2nd Place European Championsleague (with Borussia) 2015
  • German Bundesliga Champion (with Borussia) 2015
  • Bronze European Top 16, Baku Azerbaijan Feb 2015
  • German Cup winner (with Borussia) 2014
  • Round of 16 World Championships Singles 2014
  • Finalist European Championships Team 2013
  • Bronze European Championships Singles 2013
  • 3rd Place European Championsleague (with Angers) 2013
  • 3rd ITTF World Tour, Swedish Open  Singles 2013
  • Round of 16 European Championships Singles 2012
  • Round of 16 European Championships Doubles 2012
  • Finalist ETTU Cup (with Angers) 2012
  • Round of 16 Hungarian Open Singles 2012
  • Winner Pescara Mediterranean Games Singles 2009
  • Round of 16 World Championships Singles 2009
  • Gold medal Belgian Open Championship Singles 2006
  • Winner Luxemburg Open Singles 2006
  • Winner Luxemburg Open Team 2006
  • Bronze Medal Swedish Pro Tour Doubles 2005
  • Silver Medal Polish Open Doubles 2004
  • Silver Medal Belgian Open Championship 2004
  • Bronze Medal Egypt Pro Tour Doubles 2004
  • Winner Bulgarian Open 2003
  • 6th Place World Championship  Team 1997
  • 1st place in men’s U21 Balkan Championship Doubles1996
  • 1st  place in U21 European Championship Singles 1996
  • 1st  place in U21 Balkan Championship Singles 1996
  • 1st place in U15 Balkan Championship Singles 1992

 

MATERIAL

  • Playing hand: Right handed
  • Blade: Korbel-ST
  • Rubbers: Tenergy 05, Feint Long II

 

TRIVIA

My favorites

Food: Sushi

Restaurant: Square Sushi, Kefalari

Music: House, RnB, Greek

Hobbies: Movies, Playstation, Swimming

City: New York, Rome, Athens

Favorite vacation place: Creta

Team: Panathinaikos

 

Something I want to accomplish

I want to participte in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic games. It will be my forth olympic games and I would like to not only participate but go further than I have in previous ones.

My biggest fan ?

Definitely my family. Besides that, there is one person that admires me and my game and really expressed it by coming to all my games while at Metz. His name is Loic Zamperini. He even came to other games later with Angers.

Which player I admire most?

Waldner. I watched him since I was very young and to my opinion he is the most brilliant and talented player to have ever existed.

My worst and my best game?

My worst game was during the 2007 European Championships, where I lost both my matches in the quarter final against Croatia, losses that kept us away from the medals.

My best game was during the 2013 European Championships, against Vladimir Samsonov in the semifinal. I won that match and that lead to a silver medal.

A game I can't forget

During the Olympic games of London in 2012. It was during the round of 16, against Kishikawa. I reached match ball and lost a very easy point, and after that, I lost the entire match. I won't forget that match.

My favorite memory from the sport?

The two medals during the European Championships of 2013   

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