Anastasios Metaxas

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Anastasios Metaxas
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Anastasios Metaxas
Personal information
Born (1862-02-27)27 February 1862
Athens, Greece
Died 28 January 1937(1937-01-28) (aged 74)
Sport
Sport Sports shooting

Anastasios Metaxas (Greek: Αναστάσιος Μεταξάς, 27 February 1862 – 28 January 1937) was a Greek architect and shooter.[1]

Metaxas is best known for being the architect chosen by George Averoff to restore the Panathinaiko Stadium for the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, the birth of the modern Olympic movement, while the design was from Ernst Ziller. He also competed at those Games, entering the military and free rifle events. He placed fourth in both competitions, with scores of 1,701 in the military rifle event and 1,102 in the free rifle contest.

Metaxas won a bronze medal in the trap shooting event at the 1908 Summer Olympics, tying for third place with 57 of 80 targets hit.[2]

In 1912 he finished fourth in the trap competition and 35th in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event.

He also designed the expansion of the east wing of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference: Anastasios Metaxas". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  2. ^ Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. p. 280.  Metaxas's medal in this event does not appear in the IOC medal database.