Olga Kaidantzi

Olga Kaidantzi (Greek: Όλγα Καϊδαντζή; born 17 July 1979) is a Greek sprinter who specializes in 200 metres competitions.

She reached the semi-finals in Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres, and was a member of the Greek 4×100 metres relay team which finished sixth in the 2001 World Championships in Athletics along with Georgia Kokloni, Frosso Patsou, and Ekaterini Thanou.[1][2][3] She participated in the 2002 European Athletics Championships and made it through the semi-finals.

After a long break (2005–2008) due to various serious injuries, Kaidantzi came back in 2009 to become the best Greek sprinter in the 200 metre event, winning the title of Greek outdoor champion with a time of 23.93 seconds.[4] She is a five-time Greek champion in the 200 metre race (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2009). Her personal best time since 12 June 2004 is 22.88 seconds. This places her second in the list of all-time Greek performers behind Ekaterini Koffa.

HonoursEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Greece
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 16th (sf) 200m [5] 24.63 (wind: -0.7 m/s)
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 5th 200m [6] 23.79 (wind: -0.3 m/s)
5th 4x100 m relay 45.11
Mediterranean Games Rades, Tunisia 4th 200 m [6] 23.71 w
3rd 4 x 100 m relay 44.97
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 4 x 100 m relay 43.25 SB
2002 European Athletics Championships Munich, Germany 11th (sf) 200 m [5] 23.39
2004 European Cup Bydgoszcz, Poland 6th 200 m [6]
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 15th (sf) 200 m [5] 23.30

Personal informationEdit

Place of birth: Athina, Attiki, Greece
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)[7]

Personal bests [6]Edit

60 metres 100 metres 200 metres
7,43 sec 11,56 sec 22,88 sec

SourcesEdit

  • start list of the final 4x100 relay edmonton 2001 [1]
  • profile on sports-reference [2]
  • profile on segas [3]
  • iaaf profile [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pathfinder.gr - Καθημερινή ενημέρωση με ειδήσεις και θέματα από την Ελλάδα και τον κόσμο". news.pathfinder.gr. Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  2. ^ "Edmonton '01 Results". Archived from the original on 2002-01-04. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  3. ^ "Edmonton '01 Results". Archived from the original on 2001-12-30. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  4. ^ "Sports.ana-mpa.gr". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  5. ^ a b c "Ólga Kaidantzi | Profile | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  6. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-02-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Olga Kaidantzi Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2016-06-15.