Ioannis Persakis

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Bronze 1896 Triple Jump

Ioannis Persakis was a Greek athlete in the triple jump who competed in the 1896 Summer Olympiad.

Persakis was born in Athens in 1877. He was an athlete of Panellinios Gymnastic Club and competed in the 1896 Olympics, winning the first ever athletics medal for Greece in the triple jump, behind James Connoly of the US and Alexandre Tuffere of France.

Persakis set the Greek record in the triple jump with 12.44m breaking it in his medal-winning effort in the Olympics with 12.52m.

He died in 1943.