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Georgios Tsakanikas

Full name: Georgios Tsakanikas
Original name: Γεώργιος Τσακανίκας
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 254 lbs (115 kg)
Born: November 10, 1934 in Faliro, Attiki, Greece
Died: March 1, 2016 in Athens, Attiki, Greece
Affiliations: AO Palaiou, Faliro (GRE)
Country: GRE Greece
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Georgios Tsakanikas was a shot putter and discus thrower who competed at three Olympics – 1956, 1960, and 1964. Tsakanikas won the shot gold medal at the 1959 Mediterranean Games and was a five-time shot champion at the Balkan Games (1955, 1957, 1959-61). At the Mediterranean Games he was second in the shot in 1955 and third with the discus in 1959. He added a silver medal (1958) and three bronze medals (1954, 1966-67) in the shot put at the Balkan Games. Tsakanikas was a 14-time Greek shot put champion and set the national record of 18.21 in September 1964 in Athina. He was the first Greek shot putter to better 16, 17, and 18 metres.

Personal Bests: SP – 18.21 (1964); DT – 55.17 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Men's Shot Put Greece GRE 8
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Men's Shot Put Greece GRE 19 QR
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Men's Shot Put Greece GRE 13
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Men's Discus Throw Greece GRE 22 QR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Greece Final Round 8 16.56
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Greece Final Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Greece Final Round Round Two 7 16.56 16.56
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Greece Final Round Round Three 8 15.52 16.56
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Greece Qualifying Round 7 QU 15.99
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round One 14 14.93
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round Two 7 15.99 15.99
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Greece Qualifying Round 18 16.44
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round One 14 16.44
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round Two 16 16.22 16.44
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round Three NP 16.38
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Final Round 13 16.87
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Final Round Round One 11 16.87
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Final Round Round Two 12 foul 16.87
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Final Round Round Three 13 16.38 16.87
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Qualifying Round 6 QU 18.05
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round One 12 17.72
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round Two 13 17.25 17.72
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round Three NP 18.05

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Qualifying Round 22 51.03
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round One 18 50.76
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round Two 21 51.03 51.03
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Round Three NP 48.07
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