Greece at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Greece competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The national team of Greece was composed of 69 athletes, 53 men and 16 women, who competed in 11 sports, archery, athletics, boccia, cycling, judo, powerlifting, sailing, shooting, swimming, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair tennis.[1] Contrary to the tradition in the Summer Olympic Games, Greece did not enter first during the parade of nations at the opening ceremony but 69th in name order in Chinese, with the swimmer Charalampos Taiganidis being the team's flag bearer.

Greece at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Greece.svg
IPC codeGRE
NPCHellenic Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.paralympic.gr
in Beijing
Competitors69 in 11 sports
Flag bearer Charalampos Taiganidis
Medals
Ranked 20th
Gold
5
Silver
9
Bronze
10
Total
24
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Multiple medallistsEdit

The following Greek athletes won multiple medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games.

Name Medal Sport Events
Charalampos Taiganidis   Gold
  Gold
  Silver
  Silver
  Silver
  Bronze
Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle S13
Men's 100 m backstroke S13
Men's 100 m butterfly S13
Men's 200 m individual medley SM13
Men's 50 m freestyle S13
Men's 400 m freestyle S13
Georgios Kapellakis   Gold
  Silver
  Bronze
  Bronze
Swimming Men's 50 m freestyle S2
Men's 100 m freestyle S2
Men's 200 m freestyle S2
Men's 50 m backstroke S2
Alexandra Dimoglou   Silver
  Bronze
  Bronze
Athletics Women's 400 m T13
Women's 200 m T13
Women's 100 m T13

ArcheryEdit

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Romaios Roumeliotis Individual recurve - Standing 475 24   Zarzuela (ESP)
L 90-97
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anna Tzika Individual recurve - Standing 550 10 BYE   Byambasuren (MGL)
W 90-85
  Gao (CHN)
L 83-106
Did not advance

BocciaEdit

Athlete Event Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Rank Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dimitrios Michos Individual BC3   Pesquera (ESP)
L 0-14
  Kabush (CAN)
L 1-6
  Raimundo (POR)
L 1-5
4 Did not advance
Grigorios Polychronidis Individual BC3   Zhu (CHN)
W 11-1
  Dijkstra (NZL)
W 19-0
  Sukkarath (THA)
W 7-0
1 Q   Gauthier (CAN)
W 6-3
  Jeong (KOR)
W 4-1
  Park (KOR)
L 2-3
 
Maria Stavropoulou Individual BC3   Gauthier (CAN)
L 1-9
  Costa (POR)
L 3-5
  Martin (ESP)
L 2-11
4 Did not advance
Dimitrios Michos
Grigorios Polychronidis
Maria Stavropoulou
Pairs BC3   Thailand (THA)
L 2-5
  Portugal (POR)
L 2-5
  New Zealand (NZL)
D 2-2
4 Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ioannis Kalaitzakis Men's time trial LC1 41:13.72 16
Men's road race LC1/LC2/CPA 2:02.21 29
Stamatios Kotzias Mixed time trial CP1/CP2 27:02.61 10
Mixed road race CP1/CP2 50.09 6

TrackEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ioannis Kalaitzakis Individual pursuit (LC 1) 5:20.026 15 Did not advance
1 km time trial (LC 1) 1:16.450 12

JudoEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Bronze Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Theoklitos Papachristos +100 kg   Papp (HUN)
L 0001-1001
Did not advance   Parasyuk (RUS)
L 0000-0001
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Bronze Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Maria Keramida -57 kg   Karkar (ALG)
L 0000-0010
Did not advance   Cete (TUR)
W 1000-0010
  Merenciano (ESP)
L 0002-0010
Did not advance 5

PowerliftingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Total lifted Rank
Nikolaos Gkountanis -75 kg 190.0 kg 7
Pavlos Mamalos -82.50 kg 225.0 kg  
Gkremislav Moysiadis -67.50 kg 187.5 kg 5
Women
Athlete Event Total lifted Rank
Anastasia Kazantzidou -67.50 kg 87.5 kg 7

SailingEdit

Athlete Event Race Score Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Georgios Delikouras 1P keelboat (2.4MR) 15 13 9 3 13 14 7 14 12 8 79 13
Vasileios Christoforou
Theodoros Alexas
Nikolaos Paterakis
3P keelboat (Sonar) 2 5 7 5 8 2 4 9 2 6 8 41 7

ShootingEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Panagiotis Giannoukaris Mixed R5-10M air rifle prone SH2 597 16 Did not advance
Evangelos Kakosaios Mixed R5-10M air rifle prone SH2 597 14 Did not advance
Eleni Zampoura Women's P2-10M air pistol SH1 360 9 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Konstantinos Fykas S8 100 m freestyle 1:00.96 6 Q 1:01.40 7
S8 50 m freestyle DSQ Did not advance
Georgios Kapellakis S2 200 m freestyle 5:12.99 2 Q 5:05.91  
S2 100 m freestyle 2:31.97 3 Q 2:23.63  
S2 50 m freestyle 1:11.02 3 Q 1:04.85  
Konstantinos Karaouzas SB3 100 m breaststroke 56.71 6 Q 54.47 4
Ioannis Kostakis S3 100 m freestyle 1:52.89 3 Q 1:45.72 4
S3 200 m freestyle 3:38.42 4
S3 50 m freestyle 49.87 2 Q 49.84 5
Charalampos Taiganidis S13 100 m butterfly 1:00.52 2 Q 59.20  
S13 400 m freestyle 4:31.17 6 Q 4:23.59  
S13 100 m freestyle 54.96 2 Q 53.37  
SM13 200 m individual medley 2:24.19 7 Q 2:16.95  
S13 100 m backstroke 1:03.02 1 Q 59.85  
Christos Tampaxis S2 100 m freestyle 2:53.19 10 Did not advance
S2 50 m freestyle 1:20.84 9 Did not advance
Vasileios Tsagkaris SB3 100 m breaststroke 56.04 5 Q 55.91 6
Stylianos Tsakonas S4 100 m freestyle 1:40.63 9 Did not advance
S4 50 m backstroke 51.04 6 Q 51.15 6
S4 200 m freestyle 3:43.87 8 Q 3:40.20 8
SM4 150 m individual medley 3:00.27 7 Q 2:57.99 7
Nikolaos Tsotras S7 100 m freestyle 1:10.07 9 Did not advance
S7 100 m backstroke 1:21.52 10 Did not advance
S7 50 m freestyle 31.41 7 Q 31.01 5
Ioannis Kostakis
Stylianos Tsakonas
Konstantinos Karaouzas
Nikolaos Tsotras
20 pts 4x50 m freestyle 2:57.98 4
Women
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Maria Kalpakidou S3 50 m freestyle 1:25.39 12 Did not advance
Maria Liaskou S3 50 m freestyle 1:29.31 14 Did not advance

TennisEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Georgios Lazaridis Singles - Open   Majdi (FRA)
L 0-6 0-6
Did not advance

Wheelchair fencingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Pylarinos Markantonatos Épée A   Alhaddad (KUW)
L 3-5
  Serafini (ITA)
W 5-2
  Saengsawang (THA)
W 5-1
  Sanchez (ESP)
W 5-3
  Davydenko (UKR)
L 4-5
  Maillard (FRA)
W 5-4
2 Q   Betti (ITA)
L 12-15
Did not advance
Emmanouil Bogdos Épée B   Alsaedi (KUW)
W 5-4
  Latreche (FRA)
L 3-5
  Williams (USA)
L 4-5
  Poleshchuk (RUS)
W 5-2
  Komar (UKR)
L 2-5
5 Q   Bezyazynchny (BLR)
L 7-15
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ξεκινούν οι Αγώνες των δυνατών (in Greek). www.sport-fm.gr. 2008-09-06. Retrieved 2008-09-07.

External linksEdit