Emilia Tsoulfa

Emilia Tsoulfa (Greek: Αιμιλία Τσούλφα; born 15 May 1973 in Athens) is a Greek sailor.

Emilia Tsoulfa
Medal record
Women's sailing
Representing  Greece
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 470 class

She has started sailing in Piraeus Sailing Club since she was 12 years old. She participated in over 470 main classes events and won Gold medals in: 2000, 2001, 2002 World and European championships. Also won the Bronze medal in 1998 for European championships.[1]

At the Olympic Games of 2004 in Athens, Emilia won the Gold medal in the sailing competition / Women's double-handed dinghy event in the 470class with her pair Sofia Bekatorou.[2] She has also participated at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and also at 1996 Olympic sailing competition in Atlanta (finished 17th),being at that time the first female Greek sailor at the Olympic games.

In the Athens Olympic closing ceremony in 2004, Emilia Tsoulfa with Sofia Bekatorou participated in the extinguishing of the flame.

After her daughter's birth in 2006 she decided to stop for a while from sailing. Emilia now has three daughters and she is serving in the Greek Army as captain.

She has qualified to represent Greece at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sailing.org. "Sofia BEKATOROU & Emilia TSOULFA (GRE)".
  2. ^ ΙΣΤΙΟΠΛΟΪΚΟΣ ΟΜΙΛΟΣ ΠΕΙΡΑΙΩΣ (Sailing Club of Piraeus). "Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες (Olympic Games)".
  3. ^ "Greek Sailor Tsoulfa Qualifies for Olympics 17 Years After Gold Medal". GreekReporter.com. 2021-03-14. Retrieved 2021-04-11.

External linksEdit

Eimilia Tsoulfa at the International Olympic Committee