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Georgia Kokloni

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Georgia (or Yeoryía) Koklóni (Greek: Γεωργία Κοκλώνη) (born 7 May 1981 in Athens) is a Greek sprinter who specializes in 60 metres and 100 metres.

Georgia Kokloni
Personal information
Born (1981-05-07) 7 May 1981 (age 38)
Sport
Country Greece
SportAthletics
Event(s)60m, 100m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)7.14 sec, 11.24 sec

Her first major competition was the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships, but she was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 60 m. She won the 60 m bronze at the 2002 European Athletics Indoor Championships, however, and went on to win a gold medal at the 2003 European Athletics U23 Championships, winning the 100 m in 11.33 seconds.

Her first global outdoor championships was the 2003 World Championships in Athletics, where she was part of the Greek 4 x 100 metres relay team. They finished third in their heat but were not fast enough to reach the final. She had the honour of representing Greece in her home town at the 2004 Athens Olympics, running as part of the women's 4x100 metre relay team. The team finished last in their heat.

She had greater success at 60 metres, in which her personal best is 7.14 seconds, performed at the 2005 European Indoor Championships, in Madrid. At this final she missed the gold by Kim Gevaert only for 0.02 seconds.

She represented Greece as a host athlete of the 2006 IAAF World Cup and finished sixth in the women's 100 m.

She won her first major gold medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games, beating Myriam Soumaré in the women's 100 m final to take the gold.[1]

Her personal best at 100 metres is 11.24 seconds, achieved in 2010 in Patras.

HonoursEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Greece
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 7th 100m 11.89 (wind: -1.2 m/s)
5th 4 × 100 m relay 45.11
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 4 × 100 m relay 43.25 SB
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Germany 3rd 60 m 7.22
European Championships Munich, Germany 9th (sf) 100 m 11.44
4 × 100 m relay 44.04 SB
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 100 m 11.33 (wind: 1.3 m/s)
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 16th (sf) 60 m 7.33
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 14th (sf) 4 × 100 m relay 44.45 SB
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 2nd 60 m 7.18
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th (sf) 100 m 11.29
World Cup Athens, Greece 6th 100 m 11.40
2009 European Team Championships Leiria, Portugal 6th 100 m 11.58
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 1st 100 m 11.41
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 45.45
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 7th 100 m 11.36
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th (sf) 60 m 7.23
2014 European Championships Zurich, Switzerland 9th (sf) 4 × 100 m relay 43.81 SB

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2009-07-02). High Jump and Discus Throw provide best results - Mediterranean Games, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.

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