Petros Galaktopoulos

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Greco-Roman wrestling
Bronze 1968 70 kgs
Silver 1972 74 kgs

Petros Galaktopoulos is a former Greek Greco-Roman wrestler and wrestling coach.

Galaktopoulos was born on June 7, 1945, in Athens. He was champion of Greece (1965) and champion of Europe (1972).

Galaktopoulos won a bronze medal in the Olympics of Mexico City (1968) in Greco-Roman wrestling (70 kgs) and a silver in Munich in 1972 (74 kgs). He also won bronze medals in the World championships of 1970 and 1971, a silver medal in the Mediterranean Games of 1967 and a bronze in the European Games of 1976 to go with the gold he won in 1972.

After retiring, Galaktopoulos became the Greco-Roman wrestling coach of the Greek national team.

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The bronze medal won by Galaktopoulos in the Mexico 1968 Summer Olympics was the only medal Greece won in that Olympiad.