Antonis Nikolaidis

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Antonis Nikolaidis
Personal information
Nationality  Cyprus
Born (1967-01-24) 24 January 1967 (age 47)
Islington, Greater London,
Great Britain
Residence Limassol, Cyprus[1]
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
Sport Shooting
Event(s) Skeet (SK125)
Coached by Petr Malek[1]

Antonis Nikolaidis (Greek: Αντώνης Νικολαϊδης; born 24 January 1967 in Islington, Greater London, Great Britain) is a British-born Greek Cypriot sport shooter.[2] 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).[1][3] 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.[1] 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.[4][5][6]

Olympic results[edit]

Olympic results
Event 1992 1996 2004 2008
Skeet 25th
145
26th
118
21st
119
4th
120+24

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ISSF Profile – Antonis Nikolaidis". ISSF. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Antonis Nikolaidis". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cyprus achieves best ever performance in Commonwealth Games". Xinhua (People's Daily). 28 March 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's Skeet Qualification". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's Skeet Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Thrilling skeet gold for Hancock". BBC Sport. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 

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