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Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas (Greek: Λυκούργος-Στέφανος Τσάκωνας; born 8 March 1990) is a Greek sprinter, specializing in 200 metres.

Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas
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Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas after the 100m race at 2015 European Team Championships First League
Personal information
Nationality Greece
Born (1990-03-08) 8 March 1990 (age 29)
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)60m: 6.62 s (2016)

100m: 10.16 s (2017)
150m: 15.04 s (2017)
200m: 20.09 s (2015)

400m: 48.02 s

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BiographyEdit

Born in Sparta,[1] he made his first international appearance at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics. He participated in the 400 meters event and was eliminated in the first round. In 200 meters he was much more competitive, proving his specialty in the event. He set a personal best of 21.49 seconds to reach the final, in which eventually he failed to finish the race.[2]

In 2008 he improved his personal best to 21.20 seconds at Athens Olympic Stadium and later competed at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics where he reached the 200 m semi-finals.[3] At the 2009 European Team Championships he took the fifth place, while at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships he managed to run under 21 seconds for the first time (20.94 s), taking the fourth place. He also represented Greece at the 2009 Mediterranean Games, taking the eighth place.[4]

At the beginning of 2010, he was second at the Greek national indoor championship in 60 metres, setting a personal best of 6.76 seconds. He made an impressive progression in the summer season as well: in 200 meters he ran 20.77 s at the Papaflessia meeting, he won the 200 m national title and later took the second place at the 2010 European Team Championships with a performance of 20.69 seconds. At his first major senior competition, the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, he entered the final and finished in the seventh place.[4] At the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships he won the gold medal, setting a Greek U-23 Record of 20.56 seconds to beat Britain's James Alaka (The 2011 U23 champion in 100 metres).[5]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Greece
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 22nd (sf) 200m 21.83 (-0.3 m/s)
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 8th 200 m 21.27
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 7th 200 m 20.90
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 1st 200 m 20.56 (-1.4 m/s) (PB)
8th (h)* 4 × 100 m relay 40.37*
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd (h) DSQ 200 m 20.73
Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom 12th (sf) 200 m 20.52 (PB)
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 1st 200 m 20.45 (PB)
World Championships Moscow, Russia 17th (sf) 200 m 20.56
2014 European Championships Zurich, Switzerland 7th 200 m 20.53
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 11th (sf) 200 m 20.22
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 7th (sf) 200 m 20.48
Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 23rd (sf) 200 m 20.63
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 21st (sf) 200 m 20.73
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 11th (sf) 200 m 20.54
11th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.49

*: Did not finish in the semi-final.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Performance Date Venue
200 meters 20.09 sec 4 June 2015 Rome, Italy
100 meters 10.16 sec 4 June 2017 London, United Kingdom
150 meters 15.04 sec 27 May 2017 Manchester

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Likourgos Tsakonas. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-12-03.
  2. ^ 2007 World Youth Championships - Men's 200 m . IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-07-24.
  3. ^ Tsákonas Likoúrgos-Stéfanos. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-07-24.
  4. ^ a b Likoúrgos-Stéfanos Tsákonas. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-07-24.
  5. ^ Πρωταθλητής Ευρώπης ο Τσάκωνας. Sentragoal (2011-07-16). Retrieved on 2011-07-24.

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