Ioanna Kafetzi

Giannoula "Ioanna" Kafetzi (Greek: Γιαννούλα Καφετζή; born 30 May 1976 in Néa Ionía, Thessalia) is a retired Greek sprinter and long jumper.[1] Kafetzi won a bronze medal, as part of the women's 4 × 100 m relay team, at the 2001 Mediterranean Games in Tunis, Tunisia, until she decided to focus extensively in the long jump and competed for the Greek squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics.[2] During her athletics career, Kafetzi spanned a personal best of 6.71 metres in the long jump at the Venizelia International Meet in Chania.[3]

Ioanna Kafetzi
Personal information
Full nameGiannoula Kafetzi
Nationality Greece
Born (1976-05-30) 30 May 1976 (age 44)
Nea Ionia, Magnesia, Thessalia, Greece
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint, long jump
ClubAiolos Macedonia
Gymnastics Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 11.50 (2001)
Long jump: 6.71 (2004)
Medal record

Kafetzi qualified for the host nation's athletics squad, along with Stiliani Pilatou and Niki Xanthou, in the women's long jump at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[2] Two months before the Games, she jumped 6.71 metres to attain both her personal best and an Olympic A-standard at the Venizelia International Meet in Chania.[3][4] During the prelims, Kafetzi delighted her home crowd with a remarkable leap of 6.49 metres on her first attempt. With a single foul in the subsequent leap and a low mark produced on her third, Kafetzi fell short of a chance to advance further to the final round by six centimetres, as she finished only in sixteenth place against a vast field of thirty-nine long jumpers.[5][6] She represented Greece at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, but again did not progress to the final round.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ioanna Kafetzi". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Largest ever Greek Olympic team confirmed". IAAF. 23 July 2004. Retrieved 22 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Δεν Χειροκρότημα για Σακοράφα [Applause for Sakorafa] (in Greek). Rizospastis. 29 June 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Good jumping and vaulting, as Sakorafa returns to record venue in Chania". IAAF. 23 July 2004. Retrieved 22 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's Long Jump Qualification". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 17 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Αποτυχίες αλλά και εμπειρίες [Failures and experiences] (in Greek). Rizospastis. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 22 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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