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Faidon Matthaiou

Full name: Faidon Matthaiou
Original name: Φαιδων Ματθαιου
Gender: Male
Born: July 12, 1924 in Thessaloniki, Thessalia, Greece
Died: September 17, 2011
Affiliations: Aris, Thessaloniki (GRE) / Panathinaikos, Athina (GRE)
Country: GRE Greece
Sport: Rowing, Basketball

Biography

Faidon Matthaiou was a tremendous all-around athlete who represented Greece at the Olympics in both basketball and rowing. He also participated in water polo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, fencing, and cycling. As a basketball player he started with Aris Thessaloniki in 1945 and in 1949 joined Panathinaikos, with which he won three Greek basketball championships – in 1950-51 and 1954. As a hoopster he was capped 44 times for Greece. After his athletic career ended he became a basketball coach, and is considered the pioneer for women's basketball in Greece, coaching the women's national team, and the Mars club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Rowing Men's Single Sculls Greece GRE 3 h1 r2/4
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Greece GRE 17T

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Greece GRE Group B Match #1 2 1952-07-14 HUN 75, GRE 38 15
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Greece GRE Group B Match #3 1 1952-07-15 GRE 54, ISR 52 12
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Basketball Greece GRE Group B Playoff 2 1952-07-18 HUN 47, GRE 44 11

Men's Single Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 24 London Rowing Greece GRE Round One Repêchage Heat One 8:13.9
1948 Summer 24 London Rowing Greece GRE Round One Heat Five
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