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Anastasia "Tasoula" Kelesidou (Greek: Αναστασία Κελεσίδου, [anastaˈsia celeˈsiðu], born 28 November 1972 in Hamburg, Germany) is a retired Greek discus thrower best known for winning silver medals at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. During her career she set seven Greek records in discus throw, the best being 67.70 metres.[1]

Anastasia Kelesidou
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Greece
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Discus
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Discus
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1999 Seville Discus
Silver medal – second place 2003 Paris Discus
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Edmonton Discus
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Munich Discus
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Bari Discus

Her only international victory came at the 1997 Mediterranean Games.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Greece
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 22nd (q) 54.08 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 58.96 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 18th (q) 59.60 m
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st 66.18 m CR
World Championships Athens, Greece 15th (q) 59.22 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th 62.95 m
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain 2nd 66.05 m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia] 2nd 65.71 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 65.50 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 63.92 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 2nd 67.14 m SB
2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece 2nd 66.68 m


  1. ^ Anastasia Kelesidou. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2015-01-08.