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Kostas Tsiklitiras

Full name: Konstantinos "Kostas" Tsiklitiras
Original name: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Τσικλητήρας
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: October 30, 1888 in Pylos, Peloponnesos, Greece
Died: February 10, 1913 in Athens, Attiki, Greece
Affiliations: Panellinios GS, Athina (GRE)
Country: GRE Greece
Sport: Athletics

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

Biography

Kostas Tsiklitiras took up athletics in 1905 when he moved to Athina to study commerce, and soon trailed only legendary [Ray Ewry] among the world’s standing jumpers. Tsiklitiras won the standing long jump gold at the 1912 Olympics, standing high jump and standing long jump silvers at the 1908 Olympics, behind Ewry, and standing high jump bronze at the 1912 Olympics. He also won 20 Greek titles – in standing long jump and standing high jump in 1907-12, in high jump in 1908 and 1910-12, in ancient pentathlon in 1910-12, and in tug of war in 1909. Tsiklitiras also played football and water polo as a goalkeeper with Panathinaikos, winning two Greek football titles with them in 1908 and 1910. His athletic career came to an abrupt end in September 1912, when he volunteered to fight in the Balkan Wars, enlisting as a sergeant with 11th Battalion of the 1st Infantry. Stationed in the regiment headquarters in Athina, Tsiklitiras never saw action, but fell ill with meningitis in February 1913 and succumbed to the disease eight days later at his home in Athina.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 17 Athina Athletics Men's Standing High Jump Greece GRE 6
1906 Summer 17 Athina Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Greece GRE 8
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Men's Standing High Jump Greece GRE 2T Silver
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Greece GRE 2 Silver
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Standing High Jump Greece GRE 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Greece GRE 1 Gold

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H H(M) H(I) C/F/P
1906 Summer 17 Athina Athletics Greece Final Standings 6 1.300
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Greece Final Standings 2T 1.55 5-1
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Greece Final Round 2T 1.55 5-1
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round NP QU 1.55 5-1
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group A 1 QU 1.55 5-1
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round 3 1.55
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round 1.30 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round 1.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round 1.45 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round 1.50 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round 1.55 metres 1T xo
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round 1.60 metres 3 xxx
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round NP QU 1.50
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group B 1T QU 1.50
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group B 1.30 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group B 1.35 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group B 1.40 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group B 1.45 metres 1T o
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group B 1.50 metres 1T o

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D D(M) D(I)
1906 Summer 17 Athina Athletics Greece Final Standings 8 2.840
1906 Summer 17 Athina Athletics Greece Round One 8 2.840
1906 Summer 17 Athina Athletics Greece Round Two 8 2.785
1906 Summer 17 Athina Athletics Greece Round Three 8 2.815
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Greece Final Standings 2 3.22 10-7¼
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Greece Final Round 2 3.22 10-7¼
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round 2 QU 3.23 10-7¼
1908 Summer 19 London Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group A 1 3.23 10-7¼
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Standings 1 3.37
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round 2 3.34
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round Round One 1 3.30
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round Round Two 1 3.24
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Final Round Round Three NP 3.34
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round NP QU 3.37
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group C 1 3.37
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group C Round One 1 3.14
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group C Round Two 1 3.26
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Greece Qualifying Round Group C Round Three NP 3.37
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