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Nikolaos Andriakopoulos

Full name: Nikolaos Andriakopoulos
Original name: Νικόλαος Ανδριακόπουλος
Gender: Male
Born: 1878 in Patra, Dutiki Ellada, Greece
Affiliations: Panellinios GS, Athina (GRE)
Country: GRE Greece
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Nikolaos Andriakopoulos, from the Peloponnese city of Patras, joined the Panakhaikos Gymnastics Club at age 15, but later resigned to co-found the Gymnastiki Etaireia Patron club (which would later merge with his first club). He won the rope-climbing event at the 1896 Olympics, being the fastest of only two competitors to reach the top of the rope. Upon returning to Patras by train, his victory was widely celebrated in his hometown. Andriakopoulos would later graduate from law school and became a notary. His other sportive achievements include a national title in rope climbing (also in 1896), and honours in wrestling.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer Athina Gymnastics Men's Rope Climbing Greece GRE 1 Gold

Men's Rope Climbing

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T H
1896 Summer Athina Gymnastics Greece Final Standings 1 23.4 14.0
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