Nikolaos Andriakopoulos

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Nikolaos Andriakopoulos (1878 - ?) was a Greek gymnast. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens as a member of Panachaikos Gymnastikos syllogos,that merged in 1923 with Gymnastiki Etaireia Patron to become Panachaiki Gymnastiki Enosis.

Andriakopoulos, still a high school student, competed in the rope climbing event. He and countryman Thomas Xenakis were the only two out of the five entrants to climb all the way to the top of the 14 metre rope. Andriakopoulos finished in 23.4 seconds, defeating Xenakis to claim the gold medal. This would be the last Greek gold medal in gymnastics until Ioannis Melissanidis won gold in the floor exercise in 1996.

He also entered the team parallel bars event. In that competition, Andriakopoulos was a member of the Panellinios Gymnastikos Syllogos team that placed second of the three teams in the event, giving him a silver medal.

Andriakopoulos returned to Patra to a hero's welcome. After the 1896 Games, he gave up sports altogether and studied law.

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