August 9

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Events

Sports

  • 1959: PAOK BC wins its first Greek basketball Championship.
  • 2002: Kostas Kenteris wins gold at the Munich European Championship with a 19.85 performance at the 200m.
  • 2006: Fani Halkia wins silver (54.02 sec.) in the women's 400-meter hurdles final at the European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. She had been favored to win the gold.
  • 2006: Triple jumper Pigi Devetzi wins silver (15.05 m) at the European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • 2016: Anna Korakaki wins the gold medal for Greece in the 25m pistol at the Rio Olympics. She becomes the first Greek athlete in more than a century to win two medals in the same Olympics.
  • 2018: Katerina Stefanidi and Nicole Kyriakopoulou finish 1-2 in the women's pole vault at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin.

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