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Greece at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Greece competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. They were represented by the Hellenic Olympic Committee, which announced on July 28, 2008, the 156 Greek athletes to compete in Beijing, composed of 84 men and 72 women,[1] the largest Greek Olympic team ever excluding the home team of the Athens 2004 Olympics.[2] Greece took part in archery, athletics, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, gymnastics, judo, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, beach volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling.

Greece at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Greece.svg
IOC code GRE
NOC Hellenic Olympic Committee
Website www.hoc.gr (in Greek) (in English)
in Beijing
Competitors 156 in 22 sports
Flag bearer Ilias Iliadis (opening)
Hrysopiyi Devetzi (closing)
Medals
Ranked 58th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 2 1 3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

As the progenitor nation of the Olympic Games, and in keeping with tradition, Greece entered the Beijing National Stadium first during the opening ceremony, led by the judoka Ilias Iliadis, who won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

The Greek team was originally awarded two silver and two bronze medals. In all four medal cases there was participation by athletes who were also medalists at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens (in the case of groups, at least one of their members was a former medalist).

Alexandros Nikolaidis won a second olympic silver medal, Vasileios Polymeros was second after his third place in Athens (along with Dimitrios Mougios), while the golden medalist of 2004 Sofia Bekatorou led the yngling class team to the third place. Hrysopiyi Devetzi was third, but eight years later (2016) she was disqualified by IAAF and the IOC and had her Olympic bronze medal annulled[3] due to stanozol use.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Mougios, DimitriosDimitrios Mougios
Polymeros, VasileiosVasileios Polymeros
Rowing Men's lightweight double sculls
  Silver Nikolaidis, AlexandrosAlexandros Nikolaidis Taekwondo Men's +80 kg
  Bronze Bekatorou, SofiaSofia Bekatorou
Kravarioti, VirginiaVirginia Kravarioti
Papadopoulou, SofiaSofia Papadopoulou
Sailing Women's yngling class

ArcheryEdit

Greece will send archers to the Olympics for the third time, seeking the nation's first Olympic medal in the sport. Elpida Romantzi earned the country its first qualifying spot, in the women's competition, by placing 36th in the 2007 World Outdoor Target Championships.[4] Evangelia Psarra placed third at the European qualifying tournament, giving Greece a second spot in the women's individual competition.[5]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Evangelia Psarra Women's individual 613 50   Chen L (CHN) (15)
L 101–110
Did not advance
Elpida Romantzi 614 49   Şatır (TUR) (16)
W 105–103
  Esebua (GEO) (17)
W 102 (10)–102 (9)
  Park (KOR) (1)
L 103–115
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Konstadinos Douvalidis 110 m hurdles 13.49 1 Q 13.46 4 q 13.55 5 Did not advance
Periklis Iakovakis 400 m hurdles 49.50 2 Q N/A 48.69 4 Q 49.96 8
Konstadinos Stefanopoulos 50 km walk N/A 4:07:53 37
Konstadinos Anastasiou
Stylianos Dimotsios
Dimitrios Gravalos
Pantelis Melachroinoudis
4 × 400 m relay 3:04.30 7 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Konstadinos Baniotis High jump 2.10 37 Did not advance
Alexandros Papadimitriou Hammer throw 74.33 18 Did not advance
Ioannis-Georgios Smalios Javelin throw 71.87 27 Did not advance
Mihail Stamatoyiannis Shot put 18.45 36 Did not advance
Louis Tsatoumas Long jump 8.27 1 Q NM
Dimitrios Tsiamis Triple jump 16.65 23 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Eleni Donta Marathon N/A 2:46:44 60
Dimitra Dova 400 m 52.69 5 Did not advance
Konstadina Efedaki 1500 m 4:15:02 10 N/A Did not advance
Irini Kokkinariou 3000 m steeplechase 10:22.39 15 N/A Did not advance
Flora Redoumi 100 m hurdles 13.56 7 Did not advance
Athanasia Tsoumeleka 20 km walk N/A 1:27:54 DSQ
Evaggelia Xinou N/A 1:32:19 25
Despina Zapounidou N/A 1:39:11 41
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Hrysopiyi Devetzi Long jump 6.57 14 Did not advance
Triple jump 14.92 2 Q 15.23 DSQ
Dorothea Kalpakidou Discus throw 53.00 35 Did not advance
Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou Pole vault 4.15 27 Did not advance
Savva Lika Javelin throw 59.11 15 Did not advance
Stiliani Papadopoulou Hammer throw 69.36 12 q 64.97 11
Alexandra Papageorgiou 66.72 28 Did not advance
Athanasia Perra Triple jump NM Did not advance
Afroditi Skafida Pole vault 4.30 16 Did not advance
Antonia Stergiou High jump 1.85 24 Did not advance
Irini Terzoglou Shot put 16.50 26 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Argyro Strataki Result 14.05 1.68 13.22 25.47 5.97 45.20 2:14.57 5893 24
Points 971 830 742 844 840 767 899

BasketballEdit

Greece qualified for the men's basketball tournament through the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men 2008.

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Greece roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[6]

Greece men's national basketball team – 2008 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 4 Papaloukas, Theo (C) 31 – (1977-05-08)May 8, 1977 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Olympiacos B.C.  
F/C 5 Bourousis, Ioannis 24 – (1983-11-17)November 17, 1983 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) Olympiacos B.C.  
PG 6 Zisis, Nikos 24 – (1983-08-16)August 16, 1983 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) PBC CSKA Moscow  
PG 7 Spanoulis, Vassilis 26 – (1982-08-07)August 7, 1982 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Panathinaikos BC  
F 8 Vasilopoulos, Panagiotis 24 – (1984-02-08)February 8, 1984 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Olympiacos B.C.  
PF 9 Fotsis, Antonis 27 – (1981-04-01)April 1, 1981 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Panathinaikos BC  
F 10 Printezis, Giorgos 23 – (1985-02-22)February 22, 1985 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Olympiacos B.C.  
C 11 Glyniadakis, Andreas 26 – (1981-08-26)August 26, 1981 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) Maroussi BC  
F/C 12 Tsartsaris, Kostas 28 – (1979-10-17)October 17, 1979 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Panathinaikos BC  
G 13 Diamantidis, Dimitris 28 – (1980-05-06)May 6, 1980 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Panathinaikos BC  
C 14 Schortsanitis, Sofoklis 23 – (1985-06-22)June 22, 1985 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Olympiacos B.C.  
G/F 15 Pelekanos, Michalis 27 – (1981-05-25)May 25, 1981 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Olympiacos B.C.  
Head coach
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on August 9, 2008
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 5 0 515 354 +161 10
  Spain 5 4 1 418 369 +49 9
  Greece 5 3 2 415 375 +40 8
  China 5 2 3 366 400 −34 7
  Germany 5 1 4 330 390 −60 6
  Angola 5 0 5 321 477 −156 5
10 August 2008
14:30
v
Spain   81–66   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 15–13, 27–17, 19–20
Pts: Fernández 16
Rebs: P. Gasol 7
Asts: Navarro, Rodríguez 2
Pts: Spanoulis 15
Rebs: Tsartsaris 8
Asts: Diamantidis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Reynaldo Mercedes (DOM)
12 August 2008
14:30
v
Greece   87–64   Germany
Scoring by quarter: 21–23, 23–10, 25–15, 18–16
Pts: Spanoulis 23
Rebs: Bourousis 8
Asts: Spanoulis 5
Pts: Nowitzki 13
Rebs: Nowitzki 6
Asts: Greene 2
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
14 August 2008
20:00
v
United States   92–69   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 31–16, 23–22, 18–15
Pts: Bryant, Bosh 18
Rebs: James, Howard, Anthony 6
Asts: James 6
Pts: Papaloukas 15
Rebs: Fotsis, Papaloukas 8
Asts: Diamantidis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)
16 August 2008
09:00
v
Greece   102–61   Angola
Scoring by quarter: 12–11, 31–17, 38–14, 21–19
Pts: Bourousis 22
Rebs: Glyniadakis, Fotsis 7
Asts: Fotsis 5
Pts: Mingas 25
Rebs: Geronimo 7
Asts: Costa 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: José Carrión (PUR)
18 August 2008
14:30
v
Greece   91–77   China
Scoring by quarter: 27–15, 19–9, 23–30, 22–23
Pts: Bourousis, Spanoulis 19
Rebs: Bourousis 19
Asts: Papaloukas, Spanoulis 5
Pts: Yao 16
Rebs: Wang 8
Asts: Sun 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA)
Quarterfinals
20 August 2008
22:15
v
Argentina   80–78   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 22–23, 17–17, 17–15, 24–23
Scoring by half: 39–40, 41–38
Pts: Ginobili 24
Rebs: Scola 8
Asts: Prigioni 3
Pts: Fotsis 17
Rebs: Fotsis 10
Asts: Papaloukas 4
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas (LTU)

BoxingEdit

Greece qualified two boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Both qualified at the second European continental qualifying tournament.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Georgios Gazis Middleweight   Biembe (COD)
W 7–2
  Góngora (ECU)
L 1–12
Did not advance
Elias Pavlidis Heavyweight Bye   Gajović (MNE)
W 7–3
  Acosta (CUB)
L 4–7
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SlalomEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Total Rank Time Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Christos Tsakmakis Men's C-1 91.53 10 86.01 5 177.54 8 Q 92.18 6 Q 94.49 7 186.67 7
Maria Ferekidi Women's K-1 108.37 13 113.60 19 221.97 12 Q 118.99 11 Did not advance

SprintEdit

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andreas Kiligkaridis Men's C-1 500 m 1:54.541 5 QS 1:56.310 5 Did not advance
Men's C-1 1000 m 4:18.488 5 QS 4:04.627 5 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

CyclingEdit

TrackEdit

Greece will have entries in the men's Keirin and team sprint.

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Round 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Vasileios Reppas Men's sprint 10.966
65.657
20 Did not advance
Athanasios Mantzouranis
Vasileios Reppas
Panagiotis Voukelatos
Men's team sprint 45.645
59.152
10 Did not advance
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st round Repechage 2nd round Finals
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Athanasios Mantzouranis Men's keirin 5 R 3 Did not advance
Christos Volikakis 5 R 2 Did not advance

DivingEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Eftychia Papavasilopoulou 10 m platform 252.00 26 Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Vlasios Maras Vault N/A 15.987 N/A 15.987 11 Did not advance
Horizontal bar N/A 13.975 13.975 60 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Stefani Bismpikou All-around 13.575 14.225 14.350 14.475 56.625 39 Did not advance

RhythmicEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Rope Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Rope Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Eleni Andriola Individual 14.750 15.450 14.100 15.400 59.700 21 Did not advance
Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank 5 ropes 3 hoops
2 clubs
Total Rank
Dimitra Kafalidou
Vasiliki Maniou
Olga-Afroditi Pilaki
Paraskevi Pleksida
Ioanna Samara
Nikoletta Tsagari
Team 15.400 15.600 31.000 9 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lavrentios Alexanidis Men's −60 kg Bye   D'Aquino (AUS)
W 1000–0000
  Houkes (NED)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance   Will (CAN)
L 0010–1001
Did not advance
Tariel Zintiridis Men's −66 kg Bye   Takata (USA)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance
Ilias Iliadis Men's −90 kg Bye   Huizinga (NED)
L 0001–1010
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ioannis Christou Single sculls 7:29.87 3 QF N/A 6:58.28 3 SA/B 7:06.02 4 FB 7:06.02 10
Dimitrios Mougios
Vasileios Polymeros
Lightweight double sculls 6:16.10 2 SA/B Bye N/A 6:24.61 1 FA 6:11.72  
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Chrysi Biskitzi
Alexandra Tsiavou
Lightweight double sculls 7:05.95 5 R 7:24.55 2 SA/B 7:11.99 3 FA 7:04.61 6

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis RS:X 10 2 12 11 8 10 5 15 10 7 OCS 97 8
Evangelos Cheimonas Laser 22 21 9 11 DSQ BFD 9 6 8 CAN EL 130 15
Andreas Kosmatopoulos
Andreas Papadopoulos
470 5 26 11 8 5 5 18 3 20 29 EL 101 12
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Athena Frai RS:X 15 15 16 10 19 5 11 9 15 11 EL 107 14
Eftychia Mantzaraki Laser Radial 14 18 14 18 16 8 5 22 24 CAN EL 115 18
Sofia Bekatorou
Virginia Kravarioti
Sofia Papadopoulou
Yngling 10 12 9 3 2 OCS 3 3 CAN CAN 6 48  
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Emilios Papathanasiou Finn 1 DNF 5 DNF 18 15 DNF 8 CAN CAN EL 101 15
Iordanis Paschalidis
Konstantinos Trigonis
Tornado 2 5 12 7 2 12 4 10 6 13 DNF 82 9

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Georgios Salavantakis Skeet 109 33 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Romanos Alyfantis 100 m breaststroke 1:03.39 50 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:16.04 41 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 1:57.99 26 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:23.41 25 N/A Did not advance
Dimitrios Chasiotis 200 m backstroke 2:02.30 36 Did not advance
Vasileios Demetis 400 m individual medley 4:18.40 18 N/A Did not advance
Spyridon Gianniotis 400 m freestyle 3:49.34 24 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 14:53.32 12 N/A Did not advance
10 km open water N/A 1:52:20.4 16
Aristeidis Grigoriadis 100 m freestyle 50.62 48 Did not advance
100 m backstroke 54.71 17 Did not advance
Ioannis Kokkodis 200 m individual medley 2:01.22 23 Did not advance
Sotirios Pastras 100 m butterfly 52.41 NR 25 Did not advance
Apostolos Tsagkarakis 50 m freestyle 22.39 26 Did not advance
Andreas Zisimos 200 m freestyle 1:48.82 29 Did not advance
Vasileios Demetis
Ioannis Giannoulis
Nikolaos Xylouris
Andreas Zisimos
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:18.26 15 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stella Boumi 200 m backstroke 2:14.73 29 Did not advance
Eleftheria Evgenia Efstathiou 400 m freestyle 4:15.78 27 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:41.65 28 N/A Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:13.27 29 Did not advance
Angeliki Exarchou 100 m breaststroke 1:10.47 30 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:36.83 39 Did not advance
Eirini Kavarnou 100 m butterfly 1:00.74 41 Did not advance
Eleni Kosti 100 m freestyle 56.44 37 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 2:04.55 44 Did not advance
Marianna Lymperta 10 km open water N/A 1:59:42.3 11
Martha Matsa 50 m freestyle 25.68 33 Did not advance

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Evanthia Makrygianni
Despoina Solomou
Duet 45.834 9 45.584 91.418 10 45.667 91.501 10

Table tennisEdit

Singles
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Panagiotis Gionis Men's singles Bye   Tsuboi (BRA)
W 4–0
  Lin C K (HKG)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Kalinikos Kreanga Bye   Mizutani (JPN)
W 4–1
  Lin M (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Team
Athlete Event Group round Semifinals Bronze playoff 1 Bronze playoff 2 Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Panagiotis Gionis
Kalinikos Kreanga
Ntaniel Tsiokas
Men's team Group A
  China (CHN)
L 0 – 3
  Austria (AUT)
L 0 – 3
  Australia (AUS)
W 3 – 0
3 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Alexandros Nikolaidis Men's +80 kg   Chilmanov (KAZ)
W 4–3
  Zrouri (MAR)
W 5–4
  Chukwumerije (NGR)
W 3–2
Bye   Cha D-M (KOR)
L 4–5
 
Elisavet Mystakidou Women's −67 kg   Ocasio (PUR)
L 0–1
Did not advance
Kyriaki Kouvari Women's +67 kg   Falavigna (BRA)
L 1–3
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Eleni Daniilidou Women's singles   Razzano (FRA)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Eleni Daniilidou
Anna Gerasimou
Women's doubles N/A   Gagliardi /
Schnyder (SUI)
L 0–6, 4–6
Did not advance

TriathlonEdit

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Deniz Dimaki Women's 21:36 Lapped

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Greece has two teams in the women's Olympic beach volleyball tournament.

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Vassiliki Arvaniti
Vasso Karantasiou
Women's Pool F
  D SchwaigerS Schwaiger (AUT)
L 0 – 2 (18–21, 18–21)
  CandelasGarcía (MEX)
L 1 – 2 (17–21, 21–16, 12–15)
  TalitaRenata (BRA)
L 0 – 2 (20–22, 19–21)
4 Did not advance
Efthalia Koutroumanidou
Maria Tsiartsiani
Pool D
  Chen XZhang X (CHN)
L 1 – 2 (18–21, 21–19, 12–15)
  AugoustidesNel (RSA)
W 2 – 0 (21–12, 21–8)
  GollerLudwig (GER)
L 0 – 2 (22–24, 12–21)
3 Q   Barnett
Cook (AUS)
L 1 – 2 (20–22, 21–19, 12–15)
Did not advance

Water poloEdit

Greece participated in both the men's and the women's tournaments. The men's team finished in 7th place, while the women's team finished in 8th place.

Men's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Greek roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[8] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Deligiannis, NikolaosNikolaos Deligiannis GK 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 3 September 1976   Olympiacos
2 Schizas, AnastasiosAnastasios Schizas CB 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 18 February 1977   Olympiacos
3 Mazis, DimitriosDimitrios Mazis D 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 5 September 1976   Ethnikos Piraeus
4 Kokkinakis, KonstantinosKonstantinos Kokkinakis CB 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 9 October 1975   Ethnikos Piraeus
5 Thomakos, IoannisIoannis Thomakos D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 14 March 1977   Panionios
6 Theodoropoulos, ArgyrisArgyris Theodoropoulos D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 13 January 1981   Olympiacos
7 Afroudakis, ChristosChristos Afroudakis D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 23 May 1984   Olympiacos
8 Ntoskas, GeorgiosGeorgios Ntoskas D 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 11 November 1984   Olympiacos
9 Afroudakis, GeorgiosGeorgios Afroudakis CF 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 17 October 1976   Olympiacos
10 Miteloudis, DimitriosDimitrios Miteloudis CB 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 11 February 1982   Vouliagmeni
11 Vlontakis, AntoniosAntonios Vlontakis CF 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 10 October 1975   Ethnikos Piraeus
12 Mylonakis, EmmanouilEmmanouil Mylonakis D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 9 April 1985   Ethnikos Piraeus
13 Reppas, GeorgiosGeorgios Reppas GK 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 11 December 1974   Panionios
Head coach:
Group play
Qualified for the semifinals
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Will play for places 7–10
Will play for places 7–12
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hungary 5 4 1 0 60 36 +24 9
  Spain 5 4 0 1 52 34 +18 8
  Montenegro 5 2 2 1 43 33 +10 6
  Australia 5 2 1 2 45 40 +5 5
  Greece 5 1 0 4 39 56 −17 2
  Canada 5 0 0 5 21 61 −40 0

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

10 August 2008
14:00
v
Game reference Australia   12–8   Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Bock (GER), Chaney (USA)
Score by quarters: 5-5, 4-3, 2-0, 1-0
Figlioli 4, McGregor 3 Goals Ntoskas 3
12 August 2008
14:00
v
Game reference Greece   6–17   Hungary Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Rak (CRO), Ciric (SRB)
Score by quarters: 2-7, 2-2, 1-4, 1-4
Schizas 2 Goals Biros 4, Benedek 3, Madaras 2, Dá. Varga 2, Molnár 2
14 August 2008
14:00
v
Game reference Montenegro   10–6   Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Tulga (TUR), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 3-1, 2-1, 5-2, 0-2
M. Janović 2, Zloković 2, Gojković 2, Jokić 2 Goals Ntoskas 2
16 August 2008
10:50
v
Game reference Canada   7–13   Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Hart (AUS), Ni (CHN)
Score by quarters: 1-6, 4-5, 2-1, 0-1
Graham 3, Feltham 3 Goals Ntoskas 4, Theodoropoulos 3
18 August 2008
15:20
v
Game reference Spain   10–6   Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Rak (CRO), Simion (ROU)
Score by quarters: 2-0, 3-0, 3-5, 2-1
F. Perrone 7 Goals Theodoropoulos 2
Classification round
Classification quarterfinal
20 August 2008
10:50
v
Game reference Greece   13–8   China Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Balfanbayev (KAZ), Knights (NZL)
Score by quarters: 3-1, 4-4, 2-0, 4-3
Ntoskas 4, G. Afroudakis 3, C. Afroudakis 2 Goals Xie 3, Wang Yo. 2
Classification semifinal
22 August 2008
17:00
v
Game reference Germany   9–13   Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Ciric (SRB), Patelli (BRA)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 1-3, 2-4, 3-3
Nossek 3, Schertwitis 2, Kreuzmann 2 Goals Ntoskas 6, Schizas 3, Theodoropoulos 2
Classification 7th–8th
24 August 2008
10:50
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Game reference Australia   8–9   Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Simion (ROU), Pinker (RSA)
Score by quarters: 2-3, 2-2, 3-1, 1-3
Figlioli 3, Campbell 2, Martin 2 Goals Schizas 2, C. Afroudakis 2

Women's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Greek roster in the women's water polo tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[8] view · talk

Name
Pos. Height Weight Date of birth Club
1 Ellinaki, GeorgiaGeorgia Ellinaki GK 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 28 February 1974   Ethnikos Piraeus
2 Tsoukala, ChristinaChristina Tsoukala CB 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 8 July 1991   Vouliagmeni
3 Gerolymou, AngelikiAngeliki Gerolymou D 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 22 June 1982   Vouliagmeni
4 Iosifidou, SofiaSofia Iosifidou CB 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 13 January 1981   Ethnikos Piraeus
5 Liosi, KyriakiKyriaki Liosi D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 63 kg (139 lb) 30 October 1979   Vouliagmeni
6 Kozompoli, StavroulaStavroula Kozompoli CF 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 14 January 1974   Nireas Chalandriou
7 Oikonomopoulou, AikateriniAikaterini Oikonomopoulou CB 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 16 February 1978   ANC Glyfada
8 Roumpesi, AntigoniAntigoni Roumpesi D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 19 July 1983   Vouliagmeni
9 Moraitidou, EvangeliaEvangelia Moraitidou CB 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 16 March 1975   ANC Glyfada
10 Asimaki, AlexandraAlexandra Asimaki CF 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 28 June 1988   Vouliagmeni
11 Antonakou, StavroulaStavroula Antonakou D 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 57 kg (126 lb) 2 May 1982   Ethnikos Piraeus
12 Lara, GeorgiaGeorgia Lara CF 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 31 May 1980   Vouliagmeni
13 Tsouri, MariaMaria Tsouri GK 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 25 May 1986   ANC Glyfada
Head coach: Kyriakos Iosifidis
Group play
Qualified for the semifinals
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Will play for places 7–8
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hungary 3 2 1 0 28 20 +8 5
  Australia 3 2 1 0 25 22 +3 5
  Netherlands 3 1 0 2 27 27 0 2
  Greece 3 0 0 3 16 27 −11 0

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8).

11 August 2008
15:40
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Game reference Greece   6–8   Australia Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Patelli (BRA), Margeta (SLO)
Score by quarters: 2-5, 2-2, 1-1, 1-0
Roumpesi 3, Liosi 2 Goals Beadsworth 4, Gofers 2
13 August 2008
14:20
v
Game reference Greece   6–9   Netherlands Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Ni Shiwei (CHN), Patelli Decio Jr (BRA)
Score by quarters: 3-3, 2-2, 1-3, 0-1
Liosi 2 Goals Cabout 4, de Bruijn 2, van Belkum 2
15 August 2008
15:40
v
Game reference Hungary   10–4   Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Balfanbayev (KAZ), Patelli (BRA)
Score by quarters: 1-1, 3-1, 3-0, 3-2
Kisteleki 2, Stieber 2, Drávucz 2, Pelle 2 Goals Gerolymou 1, Liosi 1, Roumpesi 1, Asimaki 1
Classification 7th–8th
17 August 2008
13:00
v
Game reference Russia   12–6   Greece Ying Tung Natatorium
Referees:
Knights (NZL), Pinker (RSA)
Score by quarters: 3-2, 4-1, 3-1, 2-2
Shepelina 3, Konukh 3, Pantyulina 2, Belyaeva 2 Goals Roumpesi 4

WeightliftingEdit

11 competitors were banned after testing positive for drugs.[9]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Konstantinos Gkaripis Men's −94 kg 160 16 200 13 360 14
Anastasios Triantafyllou 155 17 196 15 351 15
Nikolaos Kourtidis Men's −105 kg 176 12 221 9 397 9
Victoria Mavridou Women's +75 kg 105 9 126 10 231 9

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VTVictory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
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Rank
Emzarios Bentinidis −74 kg Bye   Gentry (CAN)
W 3–1 PP
  Tigiev (UZB)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Ştefan (ROU)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 9
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
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Rank
Theodoros Tounousidis −96 kg Bye   Nozadze (GEO)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance =17
Panagiotis Papadopoulos −120 kg   Liu Dl (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 18

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit