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Nikolaos Georgantas

Full name: Nikolaos P. Georgantas
Original name: Νικόλαος Π. Γεωργαντάς
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: March 12, 1880 in Steno, Arkadia, Peloponnesos, Greece
Died: November 23, 1958 in Athens, Attiki, Greece
Affiliations: Panellinios GS, Athina (GRE)
Country: GRE Greece
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Nikolaos Georgantas competed at three Olympic Games, winning a stone throw gold in 1906, both modern discus throw and Greek style discus throw silvers in 1906, and discus throw bronze in 1904. He was the first known Greek flag bearer at the 1908 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Georgantas won 36 Greek titles over nearly 20 years – discus throw in 1901, 1904-06, 1911 and 1919; shot put in 1901 and 1904-08; stone throw in 1901, 1904-11, 1914, 1917 and 1919; discus throw Greek style in 1904-06, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1917 and 1919-20; pentathlon in 1906; tug of war in 1904; and in one-hand weightlifting in 1905. At the Pan-Ionian Games, he won the discus throw in 1905 and 1909, shot put in 1905 and 1907, discus throw Greek style in 1905, and stone throw in 1907. Outside of sports, Georgantas was a teacher. In 1921 he emigrated to the United States, but returned to Greece shortly before World War II. After the war, Georgantas served as chairman of Panellinios GS from 1955-57 and was a member of the Greek Athletics Federation.

Personal Bests: SP – 12.47 (1908); DT – 40.29 (1905).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Pan-Hellenic Athletic Club GRE 5T
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Athletics Men's Shot Put Greece GRE AC DQ
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Athletics Men's Discus Throw Greece GRE 3 Bronze
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Stone Throw Greece GRE 1 Gold
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Discus Throw Greece GRE 2 Silver
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style Greece GRE 2 Silver
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Shot Put Greece GRE AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw Greece GRE AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style Greece GRE 6
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle Greece GRE AC

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Tug-Of-War Pan-Hellenic Athletic Club GRE Round One Match #2 2 1904-08-31 Upshaw (USA) , Seiling (USA) , Rose (USA) , Rodenberg (USA) , Braun (USA) , Metalos (GRE) , Kakousis (GRE) , Georgopoulos (GRE) , Georgantas (GRE) , Dimitrakopoulos (GRE)

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Athletics Greece Final Standings AC DQ
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group D AC

Men's Stone Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Greece Final Standings 1 19.925

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) D
1904 Summer 24 St. Louis Athletics Greece Final Standings 3 37.68 123-7½
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Greece Final Standings 2 38.060
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Greece Round One NP 35.500
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Greece Round Two NP 38.060
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group D AC

Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D D(M) D(I)
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Greece Final Standings 2 32.800
1906 Summer 26 Athina Athletics Greece Round One NP 32.800
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Final Standings 6 33.21 108-11¼
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round 6 33.21 108-11¼
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group B 2 33.21 108-11¼

Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group B AC
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