Famous Greek Athletes

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Alexi Pappas
(Filmmaker)
Alexi Pappas
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Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

Alexi Pappas is a Greek-American runner, actor, writer, and filmmaker. In 2016, she set the national record for 10,000m at the Rio Olympics where she represented Greece. As a filmmaker, Alexi Pappas is credited with bankrolling and writing Olympic Dreams, the first fictional film to be shot in an Olympic village. 

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Katerina Stefanidi
(Pole vaulter)
Katerina Stefanidi
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Birthdate: February 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cholargos, Athens, Greece

Katerina Stefanidi is a Greek pole vaulter best known for winning the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In 2017, she won the gold medal at the IAAF World Championships. Stefanidi has also won two gold medals at the European Championships in 2016 and 2018. Katerina Stefanidi is considered the greatest Greek female athlete of the modern era. 

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Theagenes of Thasos
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Birthplace: Thasos, Greece

Theagenes of Thasos was an ancient Greek Olympian who was renowned for his exceptional strength and swiftness. A popular sportsperson of his time, Theagenes competed in various tournaments like the Olympian, Nemean, Pythian, and Isthmian Games, winning 1300 crowns altogether.

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Cynisca
(Princess)
Cynisca
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Birthdate: 0442 AD
Birthplace: Sparta

Cynisca was a Spartan princess best remembered as the first female Olympic champion. Cynisca and her horses took part in the sport of chariot racing in 396 BC and emerged as the first woman to win at the Olympics. At a time when women were not allowed to compete in the Olympics, Cynisca not only competed but competed against men.

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Sofia Bekatorou
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Birthdate: December 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Sofia Bekatorou is a sailing champion from Greece. She has participated in hundreds of main class sailing events and is the winner of one Olympic gold medal. She was the flag-bearer for her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, becoming the first female flag bearer for Greece in the history of the Summer Olympics.  

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Errika Prezerakou
(Pole vaulter)
Errika Prezerakou
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Birthdate: March 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nea Filadelfeia, Greece

Former Greek pole vaulter Errika Prezerakou had her Olympic dreams shattered twice due to injuries. She won various Greek and Balkan championships and is now a motivational speaker and alternative therapy coach who promotes the Replayce method. She also won the Greek version of Dancing with the Stars.

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Konstantinos Tsiklitiras
(Olympic athlete)
Konstantinos Tsiklitiras
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Birthdate: October 30, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pylos
Died: February 10, 1913
Dimitrios Chondrokoukis
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Birthdate: January 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marousi, Greece