MARIA TSIARTSIANI

Maria is a two-time Olympian and one of the best Greek beach volleyball players in history. With a professional playing career spanning over two decades and a 12-season career on the FIVB World Tour, she retired in 2015 with numerous national and international accolades to her name. 

 

Her beach volleyball career highlights include:

 

  • Olympic Games:

    • Beijing 2008, 9th place.

    • London 2012, 19th place.

 

  • FIVB World Tour:

    • Ranked 8th in FIVB history in tournaments played (151 events).

    • Competed on FIVB World Tour from 2002 to 2015.

    • 44th all time in career earnings.

    • Best finishes:

      • Silver medals in Espinho, Portugal (2006) and Marseille Grand Slam, France (2009);

      • Bronze medal in Bali, Indonesia (2006);

      • 4th in Marseille, France (2007) and Xiamen, China (2014);

      • 5th (10 times);

      • 7th (5 times);

      • 9th (27 times).

 

  • CEV European Tour:

    • Played 24 events (47th all time).

    • Competed on CEV European Tour from 2003 to 2015.

    • 25th all time in career earnings.

    • Best finishes:

      • Silver medals in Gran Canaria, Spain (2009) and The Hague, Netherlands (2012);

      • Bronze medal in Blackpool, England (2008);

      • 5th (4 times);

      • 7th (2 times);

      • 9th (9 times). 

 

  • Greek National Championships:

    • Eight-time Greek National Champion (1st all time):

      • 2002 with Pola Kitsou;

      • 2005 & 2008 with Thaleia Koutroumanidou; and

      • 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 with Vicky Arvaniti. 

 

Maria was also an elite indoor volleyball player in the top division of the Greek professional volleyball league, with highlights including:

 

  • Played in A1 professional league from the age of 14;

  • Played on Greek National Team (under 16 and under 18);

  • Greek National Cup winner;

 

Check out her full beach volleyball profile here!  

 

London 2012

London 2012

London 2012

London 2012

London 2012

London 2012

Beijing 2008

Beijing 2008

Klagenfurt FIVB Grand Slam

Klagenfurt FIVB Grand Slam

European Tour

European Tour

European Tour

European Tour

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