Availability status: Available
Date of birth: 19/06/2005
Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Weight: 214 lbs
School: Public School #161 Tbilisi
Graduation year: 2023
College Enrollment Year: 2023
High School Grades: Maths: A, History: A, English: A, Geography: A, Georgian Language & Literature: A, Civil Defence & Security: A;
SAT: Not taken yet
TOEFL: Not taken yet
WATER POLO INFORMATION
Position: Central Defender (can play as mid-fielder & attacker)
Team Selections: U19 Georgia National Team, WPC Dinamo Tbilisi, Dinamo Laguna Vere
Games Played (Season): 30
Games Started (Season): 30
Goals (Season): 12
Blocks (Season): 45+
Assists (Season): 12+
U14 National Cup Champions
U15 National Cup Champions
U17 National Cup Champions
U19 National Cup Champions
Give us 5 words that best describe you as an athlete:
Positive, Optimistic, Committed, Disciplined, Respectful.
Tell us about your best memory of your athletic career:
In 2021, I was preparing with the U17 national team of Georgia for the LEN Water-polo European Championship preliminary round. After almost 7 months of intensive preparations for the championship, I was shortlisted for the team roster. Unfortunately, I was injured during one of the final workout sessions and was forced to be eliminated from the team and subsequently the championship. It was very difficult for me to face the reality that after so many months of preparations and effort that I put into the process – I could not participate and help the team.
This experience was groundbreaking and influential for me as during the rehabilitation process I never stopped believing in myself that I would overcome this difficult period and come back to the team with even ore strength. I shifted myself to a positive mindset and cheered for my team while being injured and supported them as much as I could. In the end, at the age of 15, I realized the process of being a professional athlete required me to never give up and constantly strive to become a better version of myself. It was that time when I felt how important water polo as a sport was to me – it shaped me as a person and helped me to grow into an accomplished athlete.
This period was the worst as well as the best time of my life.
I have both short-term and long-term goals. Firstly, I am focused on winning all the championships with my team this season. I also am aiming to become a player in the Adults Water Polo National Team of Georgia when the time comes.
Most importantly, my main goal is to qualify for an Olympic Games for the first time in the history of Georgian Team sports.
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