Giorgos Tsakanikas

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Giorgos Tsakanikas was a Greek athlete who competed in both the shot put and the discus throw.

Tsakanikas was born in Palaio Faliro on November 10, 1934. He competed in the Melbourne Olympiad (1956) - qualifying for the finals in the shot put - the Rome Olympiad (1960) and the Tokyo Olympiad of 1964.

Tsakanikas broke the Greek record for the shot put 14 times, the last time being on September 26, 1964 - an effort of 18.21m.

Among his accomplishments were gold medals in the Mediterranean Games of 1959 and the Balkan Games of 1955, 1957, 1959, 1960 and 1961.

Tsakanikas died on March 1, 2016.