Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos

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Silver medal 16px.png Silver 1896 Discus throw
Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos

Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (born 1874 at Gortynia, Arcadia) was a Greek athlete. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Paraskevopoulos competed in the discus throw, an event which the Greek public felt that a Greek athlete was sure to win. Indeed, when Paraskevopoulos threw the discus 28.95 metres, it seemed as if he had won the event. The only athlete left to throw was Robert Garrett of the United States, who had been unable to throw the discus any distance in his first two throws. Garrett's final attempt, however, was a good one and sailed to 29.15 metres, relegating Paraskevopoulos to second place.

He also competed in the Paris 1900 Olympic Games, where he ended 4th in discus throw and 5th in the shot put.

Later, he went on to serve as President of the Greek Athletes Union.

He died in Corfu in 1956.

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Panhellenic record

  • Shot Put (3 times broken) 12.27 (June 3, 1903 - Paris)
  • Discus ( 2 times broken) 34.15 (July 15, 1900 - Paris)