Athanasios Mantzouranis

Athanasios Mantzouranis (Greek: Αθανάσιος Μαντζουράνης; born 11 April 1982) is a retired Greek amateur track cyclist.[1] He has won multiple titles in track time trial (kilo), sprint (individual and team), and Keirin at the Greek Championships since 1999, and later represented his nation Greece at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Athanasios Mantzouranis
Personal information
Full nameAthanasios Mantzouranis
NicknameThanos
Born (1982-04-11) 11 April 1982 (age 39)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Team information
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter

Mantzouranis qualified for the Greek squad in two track cycling events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving a berth for his team based on the nation's selection process from the UCI Track World Rankings. Teaming with Vasileios Reppas and Panagiotis Voukelatos in the men's sprint race, held on the first day of track cycling, Mantzouranis recorded a time of 45.645 and a speed of 59.152 km/h to deliver the Greek trio a tenth-place finish in the prelims.[2] The following day, in men's Keirin, Mantzouranis missed a chance to advance further to the later rounds, after finishing fifth in the opening prelims, third in the repechage, and seventeenth overall from the final standings.[3]

Career highlightsEdit

1998
  •   Greek Championships (500 m time trial), Novices (GRE)
  •   Greek Championships (Sprint), Novices (GRE)
  •   Greek Championships (Pursuit), Novices (GRE)
1999
  •   Athens Open Balkan Championships (Team sprint), Sofia (BUL)
  •   Greek Junior Championships (Sprint), Greece
  •   Greek Junior Championships (Team sprint), Greece
  •   Athens Open Balkan Championships (Sprint), Sofia (BUL)
2000
  •   Greek Junior Championships (1 km time trial), Greece
  •   Greek Junior Championships (Sprint), Greece
  •   Greek Junior Championships (Team sprint), Greece
2001
  •   Greek Championships (Sprint), Greece
  •   Greek Championships (Team sprint), Greece
  •   Greek Championships (1 km time trial), Greece
2002
  •   Greek Championships (1 km time trial), Greece
2004
  •   Athens Open Balkan Championships (1 km time trial), Athens (GRE)
  •   Greek Championships (Keirin), Athens (GRE)
  •   Greek Championships (1 km time trial), Athens (GRE)
  •   Athens Open Balkan Championships (Team sprint), Athens (GRE)
2005
  •   Greek Championships (1 km time trial), Greece
  •   Greek Championships (Team sprint), Greece
  •   Greek Road Championships (TTTl), Thiva (GRE)
2006
  •   Greek Championships (1 km time trial), Greece
  •   Greek Championships (Keirin), Greece
  •   Greek Championships (Sprint), Greece
2007
  •   Athens Open Balkan Championships (Sprint), Athens (GRE)
  •   Athens Open Balkan Championships (Team sprint with Christos Volikakis and Panagiotis Voukelatos), Athens (GRE)
  •   Greek Championships (1 km time trial), Greece
  •   Athens Open Balkan Championships (Keirin), Athens (GRE)
  •   Greek Championships (Team pursuit), Greece
  •   Greek Championships (Team sprint), Greece
2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Athanasios Mantzouranis". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Men's Team Sprint Qualification". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Men's Keirin". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.

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