24 January 1967 |
Islington, Greater London,
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||82 kg (181 lb)|
|Coached by||Petr Malek|
Antonis Nikolaidis (Greek: Αντώνης Νικολαϊδης; born 24 January 1967 in Islington, Greater London, Great Britain) is a British-born Cypriot sport shooter. He captured a total of seven medals (three silver and four bronze) in men's skeet shooting at the ISSF World Cup series, and later shared titles with Georgios Achilleos in the doubles at the Commonwealth Games (2002 in Manchester and 2006 in Melbourne). Nikolaidis also competed for Cyprus in the same discipline in three editions of the Olympic Games (1992, 1996, and 2004), but he neither reached the final round, nor claimed an Olympic medal.
Sixteen years after competing in his first Olympics, Nikolaidis qualified for his fourth Cypriot team, as a 41-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by placing second from the 2007 ISSF World Cup series in Changwon, South Korea. He had finished on exactly the same score of 144 targets (120 in the preliminary rounds and 24 in the final) as France's Anthony Terras in men's skeet shooting, but narrowly lost the nation's first ever Olympic medal in a shoot-off by one point for a bonus of two.
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- "Antonis Nikolaidis biography and Olympic results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
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- "Men's Skeet Qualification". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- "Men's Skeet Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- "Thrilling skeet gold for Hancock". BBC Sport. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
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