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Matthias

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 9:51pm

Players with children

I thought it would be interesting to have a list of players who are still active after giving birth. I have big respect for all those ladies who manage to combine having a family with being a top athlete :obey:
I'll start with those I know, sorted by country for a better overview...

BRA:
Paula Pequeno
Fabiola
Elisangela
Ju Costa
Clarisse
Fernanda Venturini

RUS:
Lyuba Sokolova
Evgenia Estes
Marina Sheshenina
Ekaterina Tretyakova
Elena Plotnikova
Nelly Alisheva
Yulia Morozova
Olga Khrzhanovskaya
Elena Konstantinova
Lyubov Yagodina
Elena Ezhova
Vera Ulyakina

USA:
Tayyiba Haneef-Park
Danielle Scott-Arruda
Robyn Ah Mow-Santos
Destinee Hooker

JPN:
Ai Otomo

ITA:
Simona Gioli
Jenny Barazza
Elisa Togut
Natalia Vigano
Chiara Arcangeli
Chiara Negrini
Anna Vania Mello
Taimarys Aguero

SRB:
Vesna Djurisic
Jelena Nikolic

TUR:
Neslihan Darnel
Cigdem Can Rasna
Bahar Mert
Natalia Hanikoglu
Arzu Göllü

POL:
Malgorzata Glinka
Magdalena Sliwa
Dorota Swieniewicz
Milena Rosner
Alexandra Jagielo
Katarzyna Jaszewska
Dorota Pykosz
Julia Shelukhina

NED:
Kim Staelens
Carlijn Jans

BUL:
Antonina Zetova
Diana Nenova

CZE:
Marcela Ritschelova

AZE:
Kseniya Kovalenko
Yelena Shabovta
Alla Hasanova

CUB:
Rosir Calderon
Mirka Francia
Regla Bell
Ana Ibis Fernandez
Mireya Luis became mother when she was 19 and played in Junior WCH just a few weeks after giving birth :!:

DOM:
Prisilla Rivera
Bethania de la Cruz
Ana Binet

PUR:
Karina Ocasio

CRO:
Natasa Osmokrovic
Barbara Ruzic

FRA:
Victoria Ravva
Myriam Kloster

PER:
Elena Keldibekova

VEN:
Graciela Marquéz

Please contribute with anyone you know! :wavy:

This post has been edited 4 times, last edit by "TheUSAFAN" (Jan 20th 2014, 11:18pm)


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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:01pm

about Haneef I remember too she had a baby! anyway in Italy we have Viganò, Arcangeli, Negrini (that should come back this year)...
also Zetova had a baby didn't she??

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:02pm

Çiğdem Can Rasna, Bahar Mert, Natalia Hanikoğlu and Arzu Göllü

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:06pm

Karina Ocasio from Puerto Rico
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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:13pm

Elena Plotnikova (libero Krasnodar) former NT-player.

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:13pm

Thx, I've added :) I also remember that Barbara Ruzic played again after she had a baby.

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:17pm

in Poland also Rosner, Pykosz, Jaszewska, Swieniewicz, now Jagielo, Szeluchina (she has 2 children already)
Mirka Francia has also son
and of course Kim Staelens was playing in WCH few weeks after birth too :)

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:43pm

Brazilian setter Fabíola has a daughter. ;)

And yes, Osmokrovic has a son.
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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:49pm

Also Nelly Alisheva has a daughter who is around 10 yrs. old (she is 28 herself) :D

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:55pm

Elke Wijnhoven from the Netherlands
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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:58pm

Well, other brasilian players:

- Elisângela (opp)
- Ju Costa
- Clarisse
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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 11:13pm

Can we consider Kirillova still in activity? :lol:

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 11:16pm

Elke Wijnhoven from the Netherlands
But she is not playing anymore as far as I know...if we list all players who had kids after their career this topic would explode ;)

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 11:32pm

Elke Wijnhoven from the Netherlands
But she is not playing anymore as far as I know...if we list all players who had kids after their career this topic would explode ;)


If you are writing only active ones, Bahar, Arzu and Çiğdem don't play anymore. Probably Natalie as well. But you have already written retired players such as Negrini,Sliwa, Swieniewicz,Ruziç and Mireya Luiz :what:

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 11:34pm



Elke Wijnhoven from the Netherlands
But she is not playing anymore as far as I know...if we list all players who had kids after their career this topic would explode ;)


If you are writing only active ones, Bahar, Arzu and Çiğdem don't play anymore. Probably Natalie as well. But you have already written retired players such as Negrini,Sliwa, Swieniewicz,Ruziç and Mireya Luiz :what:
The idea is to list the players who had children while they were still playing.

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Sunday, May 27th 2012, 11:35pm

Elke Wijnhoven from the Netherlands
But she is not playing anymore as far as I know...if we list all players who had kids after their career this topic would explode ;)


If you are writing only active ones, Bahar, Arzu and Çiğdem don't play anymore. Probably Natalie as well. But you have already written retired players such as Negrini,Sliwa, Swieniewicz,Ruziç and Mireya Luiz :what:
But those players continued playing after having babies. Wijnhoven had her baby last year as far as I know and after that has not played again (yet). My intention for the topic was to praise playing mothers because most players become mothers only after their career.

EDIT Joana said it faster and much more accurate ;)

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Monday, May 28th 2012, 1:03am

She's no longer active but had children during her playing career : Robyn Ah-Mow Santos

Didn't Agnieszka Bednarek take last season off to have a child?

Fernanda Venturini has a child or more than one I think

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Monday, May 28th 2012, 1:41pm

Bednarek resigned from giving a birth.
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Monday, May 28th 2012, 4:11pm

French NT MB Myriam Kloster also had a baby last year and now is back in NT :thumbup:

Actually I am a bit surprised that there are really so many playing mothers...

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