Georgia men's national water polo team

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Georgia
AssociationGeorgian Aquatic Sports Federation
Confederation LEN (Europe)
Head coach Revaz Chomakhidze
Asst coachTamaz Kutivadze
Gela Tukvadze
Captain Zurab Rurua
FINA code Flag of Georgia.svg GEO
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2014 )
Best result12th place (2014)

The Georgia men's national water polo team represents Georgia in international men's water polo competitions. The team participated at the 2014 European Championship.

Georgia (country) Country in the Caucasus region

Georgia, known until 1995 as the Republic of Georgia, is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and its 2017 population is about 3.718 million. Georgia is a unitary parliamentary republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.

Water polo Ballgame-team sport played in water by teams competing to put the ball into the opponents goal

Water polo is a competitive team sport played in the water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game wins the match. Each team is made up of six field players and one goalkeeper. Except for the goalkeeper, players participate in both offensive and defensive roles. Water polo is typically played in an all-deep pool meaning that players cannot touch the bottom.

2014 Mens European Water Polo Championship

The 2014 Men's European Water Polo Championship was held in Budapest from 14–27 July 2014.

Contents

Results

European Championships

YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
1992–2012Did not qualify
Flag of Hungary.svg 2014 Group Stage12th70074593−48
Flag of Serbia.svg 2016 Group Stage14th71065595–40
Flag of Spain.svg 2018 Group Stage13th52034052–12
TotalQualified: 3/13193016140240−100

Europa Cup

YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
2018 Preliminay Round40131942–23
TotalQualified for the Super Final: 0/140131942–23

World League

YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAGD
2002–2015Did not compete
2016 European Preliminay Round600657100–43
2017 European Preliminay Round40043860–22
2018 Did not compete
TotalParticipated: 2/15
Qualified for the Super Final: 0/2
10001095160–65

Team

Current squad

Roster for the 2018 Men's European Water Polo Championship. [1]

2018 Mens European Water Polo Championship

The 2018 Men's European Water Polo Championship was held in Barcelona, Spain from 16 to 28 July 2018.

Head coach: Revaz Chomakhidze

NoNameDate of birthPositionL/RHeightWeightClub
1 Nikoloz Shubladze 27 December 1993 (age 25)GoalkeeperR1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)95 kg (209 lb) Flag of Montenegro.svg VK Primorac Kotor
2 Beka Kavtaradze 9 July 1990 (age 29)DefenderR1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)102 kg (225 lb) Flag of Georgia.svg VK Locomotive Tbilisi
3 Damir Tsrepulia 16 January 1984 (age 35)All-roundL1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)93 kg (205 lb) Flag of Montenegro.svg VK Primorac Kotor
4 Revaz Imnaishvili 9 August 1997 (age 22)Field playerR1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)96 kg (212 lb) Flag of Italy.svg Rari Nantes Sori
5 Andria Bitadze 17 May 1997 (age 22)Center ForwardR2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)117 kg (258 lb) Flag of Serbia.svg VK Crvena Zvezda
6 Marko Jelaca 15 December 1982 (age 36)DefenderR2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)105 kg (231 lb) Flag of Italy.svg CC Ortigia
7 Khvicha Jakhaia 16 September 1996 (age 22)DefenderR1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)103 kg (227 lb) Flag of Georgia.svg Dinamo Tbilisi
8 Mikheil Baghaturia 9 May 1987 (age 32)WingR1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)85 kg (187 lb) Flag of Georgia.svg Dinamo Tbilisi
9 Zurab Rurua (C)8 June 1987 (age 32)WingR1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)87 kg (192 lb) Flag of Georgia.svg Dinamo Tbilisi
10 Konstantine Gegelashvili 7 May 1983 (age 36)Center ForwardR1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)94 kg (207 lb) Flag of Georgia.svg VK Locomotive Tbilisi
11 Giorgi Magrakvelidze 21 January 1998 (age 21)Field playerR1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)90 kg (200 lb) Flag of Slovakia.svg KVP Nováky
12 Giorgi Meskhi 25 April 1998 (age 21)Field playerR1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)84 kg (185 lb) Flag of Georgia.svg VK Šabac
13 Irakli Razmadze 4 April 1997 (age 22)GoalkeeperR1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)92 kg (203 lb) Flag of Georgia.svg Dinamo Tbilisi

Notable players

Givi Pyotrovich Chikvanaia was a Georgian water polo player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1960 Summer Olympics and in the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Leri Gogoladze water polo player

Leri Gogoladze, also known as Larry Gogoladze, is a retired Georgian water polo goalkeeper who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1960 Summer Olympics; he played three matches and won a silver medal.

Nodar Gvakharia (Georgian: ნოდარ გვახარია, was a Georgian water polo player, born in Tbilisi. who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1956 Summer Olympics.

Naturalized players

Damir Crepulja (now Tsrepulia) (MNE), Marko Elez (CRO), Marino Franičević (CRO), Marko Jelača (CRO), Ivan Strujić (CRO)

Statistics

National teamTotal
WDL
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan 1
Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus 311
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 2
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 21
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 1
Flag of Finland.svg Finland 1
Flag of France.svg France 1
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 4
Flag of Greece.svg Greece 155
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 43
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 1
Flag of Israel.svg Israel 3
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 2
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan 1
Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 1
Flag of Malta.svg Malta 22
Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro 1
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 14
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 41
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 2
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 118
Flag of Russia.svg Russia 4
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 113
Flag of Spain.svg Spain 1
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 3
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 34
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 41
Total (28)36446

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References

  1. "Team Roster" (PDF). wp2018bcn.microplustiming.com. 16 July 2018.