Pantelis Karasevdas

Pantelis Karasevdas (Greek: Παντελής Καρασεβδάς; 1877 – 1946) was a Greek shooter. He was a member of Panachaikos Gymnastikos Syllogos, that merged in 1923 with Gymnastiki Etaireia Patron to become Panachaiki Gymnastiki Enosi. Karasevdas competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he won a gold medal for the host country.[1][2]

Pantelis Karasevdas
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Medal record
Representing  Greece
Men's Shooting
Gold medal – first place 1896 Athens Military rifle
Pantelis Karasevdas
12th and 14th President of Panathinaikos FC and Panathinaikos AC
In office
1924 and 1928 – 1926 and 1930
Preceded byPanos Savvidis and Dimitrios Damaskinos
Succeeded byNikolaos Xiros
Personal details
Born1877
Astakos, Greece
Died1946 (aged 69)
Astakos, Greece
NationalityGreek
Political partyLiberal Party (Greece)
ProfessionMilitary Officer

CareerEdit

Karasevdas was just 19 years old when he competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics, he entered three shooting events, in the 200 metre military rifle, he won by a huge margin, scoring 2,350 points and hitting the target with all 40 shots,[3] he also competed in the 300 metre free rifle event, placing fifth with a score of 1,039 out of 20 official starters,[4] and in his other event the military pistol event, Karasevdas abandoned the competition after firing two of the five strings of six shots.[5]

Other informationsEdit

Apart from being a shooter, Karasevdas also studied law at the University of Athens,[6] but would later become a military officer with participation almost in every military event of Greece from the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 to the Greek Resistance during World War II, including the First Balkan War where he was seriously injured in Samos.[6]

A prominent Venizelist and anti-Royalist, he was elected an MP since 1910 and was voted in two more times.[6]

He was elected also president of Panathinaikos A.C. two times (1924–26 and 1928–30), he was also part of the Greek Olympic Committee from 1924 to 1935.[6]

Karasevdas died in March 14, 1946 in Astakos the same town he was born in.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pantelis Karasevdas". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Pantelis Karasevdas". Olympedia. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Shooting at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Military Rifle, 200 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Shooting at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Shooting at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Military Pistol, 25 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e "The Olympians of our Association". panelliniosac.gr. Retrieved 29 May 2017.