Nikolaos Andriakopoulos

Nikolaos Andriakopoulos (Greek: Νικόλαος Ανδριακόπουλος; 1878 – after 1896) was a Greek gymnast. He was a member of Panachaikos Gymnastikos Syllogos, that merged in 1923 with Gymnastiki Etaireia Patron to become Panachaiki Gymnastiki Enosi.[1]

Nikolaos Andriakopulos
Olympic medal record
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
Gold medal – first place 1896 Athens Rope climbing
Silver medal – second place 1896 Athens Team parallel bars

Olympics performancesEdit

Andriakopoulos competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics, Athens, in the rope climbing event. He and countryman Thomas Xenakis were the only two out of the five entrants to climb all the way to the top of the 14 meter rope. Andriakopoulos finished in 23.4 seconds, defeating Xenakis to claim the gold medal. This would be the last Greek gold medal in gymnastics until Ioannis Melissanidis won gold in the floor exercise in 1996.

He also entered the team parallel bars event. In that competition, Andriakopoulos was a member of the Panellinios Gymnastikos Syllogos team that placed second in the event, giving him an Olympic silver medal.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Nikolaos Andriakopoulos Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Nikolaos Andriakopoulos". Olympedia. Retrieved 20 December 2020.

SourcesEdit

  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck. (Digitally available at [1], 10 MByte)