Sofia Bekatorou

Sofia Bekatorou (Greek: Σοφία Μπεκατώρου; born 26 December 1977 in Athens and living in Athens, is a Greek sailing champion.

Sofia Bekatorou
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Medal record
Women's sailing
Representing  Greece
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 470 class
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Yngling class
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 Balatonfured 470 class
Gold medal – first place 2001 Koper 470 class
Gold medal – first place 2002 Cagliari 470 class
Gold medal – first place 2003 Cadiz 470 class
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Dun Laoghaire 470 class
Gold medal – first place 2002 Tallinn 470 class
Silver medal – second place 2000 Dervio 470 class
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Warnemunder Yngling class

She has participated in over hundreds of main class events including 2004 Summer Olympics sailing competition, where she won the gold medal in the women's double-handed dinghy event in the 470 with her pair Emilia Tsoulfa (Greece). After a serious back injury, she won a bronze medal in the yngling keelboat class at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Bekatorou was the first female flag bearer for Greece in the history of Summer Olympics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, participating in the Olympic Games for the 4th time. She and partner Mike Pateniotis competed in the Nacra 17 event. They finished in 18th place.[1]

#MeTinSofiaEdit

Bekatorou started the Hellenic #MeToo movement (#MeTinSofia) after revealing a sexual harassment and abuse episode involving a senior Hellenic Sailing Federation (HSF) member in his hotel room, shortly after trials for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The interview triggered a wave of resignations in the HSF and echoed massively across Greece and eventually inspired Zeta Douka and a number of other actors to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and abuse.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  2. ^ "#MeToo movement takes off in Greece". Deutsche Welle. 21 January 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Greece's #MeToo movement". NewEurope. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  4. ^ "#MeToo has also arrived in Greece (original: "Το #MeToo έφτασε και στην Ελλάδα")". Kathimerini. 8 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  5. ^ "#MeToo provoque un séisme en Grèce". LeSoir. 24 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Greek actresses accuse George Kimoulis of workplace bullying". NeosKosmos. 28 January 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  7. ^ "The Greek #MeToo movement gains momentum because Greece's Athlete A had the courage to speak out about her abuse". Hellenic News of America. 14 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.

External linksEdit

Sofia Bekatorou at the International Olympic Committee

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Alexandros Nikolaidis
Flagbearer for   Greece
2016 Rio de Janeiro
Succeeded by
Incumbent