Greece at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Greece at the Olympic Games

Flag of Greece
IOC code  GRE
NOC Hellenic Olympic Committee
Website www.hoc.gr (Greek) (English)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 103 in 19 sports
Flag bearer Alexandros Nikolaidis (opening)
Spyridon Gianniotis (closing)
Medals
Rank: 75
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
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Greece competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The Hellenic Olympic Committee sent a total of 103 athletes to the Games in London, 65 men and 38 women, to compete in 19 sports. Men's water polo was the only team event in which Greece had its representation in these Olympic Games.

As the progenitor nation of the Olympic games and in keeping with tradition, Greece entered first during the opening ceremony, led by taekwondo jin Alexandros Nikolaidis, two-time Olympic silver medalist in men's super heavyweight division.

Greece, however, failed to win a gold and a silver medal for the first time since 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, after achieving poor athletic performance at these games. Only two bronze medals were awarded to the team: one in judo, by Ilias Iliadis, an Olympic gold medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and the other in rowing, by Alexandra Tsiavou (sixth in Beijing), and Christina Giazitzidou.

Several Greek athletes missed out of the medal standings in the finals, including swimmer Spyridon Gianniotis, who finished fourth in the open water marathon, Vassiliki Vougiouka who missed out the semi-finals in fencing and sailor Byron Kokkalanis, who finished sixth in men's windsurfing.

Medalists[edit]

Archery[edit]

Greece qualified one archer.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Evangelia Psarra Women's individual 636 43  Devi (IND) (22)
L 4–6
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Greek athletes achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[1][2]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Konstadinos Douvalidis 110 m hurdles 13.40 2 Q 13.77 7 Did not advance
Periklis Iakovakis 400 m hurdles 50.27 5 Did not advance
Alexandros Papamichail 20 km walk N/A 1:21:12 NR 15
50 km walk N/A 3:49:56 NR 25
Konstandinos Poulios Marathon N/A 2:33:17 80
Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas 200 m 20.56 4 q 20.52=PB 5 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Konstadinos Baniotis High jump 2.21 25 Did not advance
Konstadinos Filippidis Pole vault 5.60 3 q 5.65 7
Spyridon Lebesis Javelin throw 82.40 5 Q 81.91 7
Alexandros Papadimitriou Hammer throw 67.19 37 Did not advance
Michalis Stamatogiannis Shot put 19.24 25 Did not advance
Louis Tsatoumas Long jump 7.53 29 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
María Belibasáki 100 m BYE 11.63 6 Did not advance
200 m 23.36 4 N/A Did not advance
Eléni Filándra 800 m 2:02.29 3 Q N/A 2:04.42 8 Did not advance
Konstadina Kefala Marathon N/A 3:01.18 104
Déspina Zapounídou 20 km walk N/A 1.35.19 44
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou Pole vault 4.25 19 Did not advance
Stélla-Iró Ledáki 4.50 =PB 13 Did not advance
Savva Lika Javelin throw 57.06 27 Did not advance
Niki Paneta Triple jump 13.66 24 Did not advance
Athanasia Perra 11.93 33 Did not advance
Ekateríni Stefanídi Pole vault 4.25 24 Did not advance
Antonia Stergiou High jump 1.93 SB 13 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Sofia Ifantidou Result 13.82 1.68 12.96 25.91 5.81 56.96 OR 2:22.03 5947 24
Points 1004 830 725 805 792 995 796

Canoeing[edit]

Slalom[edit]

Greece has qualified boats for the following events

Athlete Event Preliminary Semifinal Final
Run 1 Rank Run 2 Rank Best Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Christos Tsakmakis Men's C-1 165.79 17 105.22 13 105.22 15 Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ioannis Tamouridis Men's road race 5:58:24 110

Track[edit]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Zafeiris Volikakis Men's sprint 10.663
67.523
17  Baugé (FRA)
DSQ
Did not advance
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Christos Volikakis Men's keirin 6 R 1 Q 6 9

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Periklis Ilias Men's cross-country 1:38:51 33

Diving[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Stefanos Paparounas 3 m springboard 366.10 26 Did not advance

Fencing[edit]

Greece qualified 1 fencer.

Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Vassiliki Vougiouka Individual sabre  Bond-Williams (GBR)
W 15–8
 Socha (POL)
W 15–7
 Kim J-Y (KOR)
L 12–15
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Greece qualified three athletes.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Vlasios Maras Parallel bars N/A 13.400 N/A 13.400 64 Did not advance
Horizontal bar N/A 14.300 14.300 35 Did not advance
Vasileios Tsolakidis Parallel bars N/A 15.466 N/A 15.466 7 Q N/A 15.300 N/A 15.300 6
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Vasiliki Millousi All-around 12.933 12.800 13.425 14.366 53.524 34 Did not advance

Rhythmic[edit]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank 5 balls 3 ribbons
2 hoops
Total Rank
Eleni Doika
Alexia Kyriazi
Evdokia Loukagou
Stavroula Samara
Vasileia Zachou
Marianthi Zafeiriou
Team 25.875 26.000 51.875 9 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Greece qualified 2 judokas.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ilias Iliadis Men's −90 kg  Randl (SVK)
W 0111–0002
 Bauža (LTU)
W 0100–0003
 Denisov (RUS)
L 0000–0020
Did not advance  Anthony (AUS)
W 1000–0000
 Camilo (BRA)
W 0011–0002
Did not advance 3
Ioulieta Boukouvala Women's −57 kg  Lupetey (CUB)
L 0001–0011
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Greece qualified the following boats.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Apostolos Gkountoulas
Nikolaos Gkountoulas
Pair 6:21.46 3 SA/B BYE 7:07.15 5 FB 6:53.69 9
Panagiotis Magdanis
Eleftherios Konsolas
Lightweight double sculls 6:42.13 5 R 6:31.13 1 SA/B 6:40.89 4 FB 6:31.71 8
Ioannis Christou
Stergios Papachristos
Ioannis Tsilis
Georgios Tziallas
Four 5:57.71 3 SA/B BYE 6:02.61 2 FA 6:11.43 4
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Christina Giazitzidou
Alexandra Tsiavou
Lightweight double sculls 7:03.66 1 SA/B BYE 7:09.01 2 FA 7:12.09 3

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Greece qualified 1 boat for each of the following events

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Byron Kokkalanis RS:X 4 11 6 2 16 15 3 11 4 9 12 77 6
Vagelis Himonas Laser 13 19 21 41 50
DSQ
33 15 30 15 19 EL 206 26
Ioannis Mitakis Finn 4 21 10 8 25
OCS
10 20 19 7 9 EL 108 14
Panagiotis Kampouridis
Efstathios Papadopoulos
470 14 7 20 15 18 28
DSQ
27 19 8 20 EL 148 19
Emilios Papathanasiou
Antonios Tsotras
Star 3 16 7 12 7 15 17
BFD
17
DSQ
17
OCS
12 EL 106 14
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Angeliki Skarlatou RS:X 14 12 21 11 19 16 19 27
OCS
15 7 EL 134 16
Anna Agrafioti Laser Radial 28 29 30 32 34 34 15 34 23 32 EL 257 33
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M*
Dionisios Dimou
Michail Pateniotis
49er 18 20 19 16 19 20 19 17 20 19 18 16 16 20 5 EL 242 20

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Shooting[edit]

Greece qualified for three quota places in shooting;[3]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Nikolaos Mavromatis Skeet 119 9 Did not advance
Efthimios Mitas 114 25 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Athina Douka 10 m air pistol 369 42 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Greek swimmers achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[4][5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Stefanos Dimitriadis 100 m butterfly 54.20 40 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 1:58.79 23 Did not advance
Ioannis Drymonakos 200 m butterfly 1:56.97 16 Q 1:58.05 15 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:17.04 17 N/A Did not advance
Kristian Gkolomeev 100 m freestyle 50.08 31 Did not advance
Spyridon Gianniotis 10 km open water N/A 1:50:05.3 4
Aristeidis Grigoriadis 100 m backstroke 54.52 17 Q 54.20 14 Did not advance
Ioannis Kalargaris 50 m freestyle 22.80 30 Did not advance
Panagiotis Samilidis 100 m breaststroke 1:01.20 22 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:14.82 27 Did not advance
Andreas Vazaios 200 m individual medley 2:01.23 26 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Theodora Drakou 50 m freestyle 25.13 13 Q 25.28 16 Did not advance
Marianna Lymperta 10 km open water N/A 2:04:26.5 22
Nery Mantey Niangkouara 50 m freestyle 25.40 21 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 56.63 32 Did not advance
Kristel Vourna 100 m butterfly 58.74 16 Q 58.31 NR 12 Did not advance
Theodora Drakou
Theodora Giareni
Martha Matsa
Nery Mantey Niangkouara
Kristel Vourna
4×100 m freestyle relay 3:45.55 16 N/A Did not advance

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Greece qualified 2 quota places in synchronized swimming.

Athlete Event Technical routine Free routine (preliminary) Free routine (final)
Points Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank Points Total (technical + free) Rank
Evaggelia Platanioti
Despoina Solomou
Duet 89.200 8 88.840 178.040 8 Q 89.360 178.560 8

Table tennis[edit]

Greece qualified two athletes for singles table tennis events. Based on their world rankings as of 16 May 2011 Kalinikos Kreanga and Panagiotis Gionis qualified for the men's event.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Panagiotis Gionis Singles BYE  Assar (EGY)
W 4–0
 Kishikawa (JPN)
L 3–4
Did not advance
Kalinikos Kreanga BYE  Saive (BEL)
W 4–1
 Maze (DEN)
L 1–4
Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Alexandros Nikolaidis had ensured a quota place for Greece in the men's +80 kg by reaching the top 3 of the 2011 WTF World Qualification Tournament.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Alexandros Nikolaidis Men's +80 kg  Tanrıkulu (TUR)
L 3–7
Did not advance

Volleyball[edit]

Beach[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Maria Tsiartsiani
Vassiliki Arvaniti
Women's Pool B
 KuhnZumkehr (SUI)
L 0 – 2 (13–21, 19–21)
 VasinaVozakova (RUS)
W 2 – 1 (18–21, 21–13, 15–12)
 XueZhang (CHN)
L 0 – 2 (17–21, 16–21)
4 Did not advance 19

Water polo[edit]

Greece has qualified a men's team.

Men's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Greek roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[8] view · talk

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2012 club
1 Deligiannis, NikolaosNikolaos Deligiannis GK 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 3 September 1976 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
2 Mylonakis, EmmanouilEmmanouil Mylonakis D 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 9 April 1985 Greece NO Vouliagmeni
3 Miralis, AndreasAndreas Miralis D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 21 September 1987 Greece NO Patras
4 Kokkinakis, KonstantinosKonstantinos Kokkinakis CB 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 9 October 1975 Greece Panathinaikos WPC
5 Chatzitheodorou, TheodorosTheodoros Chatzitheodorou D 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 1 October 1976 Greece Chios WPC
6 Theodoropoulos, ArgyrisArgyris Theodoropoulos D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 13 January 1981 Greece Chios WPC
7 Afroudakis, ChristosChristos Afroudakis D 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 23 May 1984 Greece NO Vouliagmeni
8 Delakas, EvangelosEvangelos Delakas CB 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 8 February 1985 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
9 Afroudakis, GeorgiosGeorgios Afroudakis CF 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 17 October 1976 Greece Panathinaikos WPC
10 Fountoulis, IoannisIoannis Fountoulis D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 25 May 1988 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
11 Mourikis, KonstantinosKonstantinos Mourikis CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 11 July 1988 Greece Olympiacos Water Polo Club
12 Voulgarakis, ManthosManthos Voulgarakis CF 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 14 March 1980 Greece NO Vouliagmeni
13 Karampetsos, FilipposFilippos Karampetsos GK 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 22 October 1974 Greece Chios WPC
Head coach: Dragan Andrić
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 50 29 +21 10
 Italy 5 3 1 1 40 36 +4 7
 Spain 5 3 0 2 52 42 +10 6
 Australia 5 2 0 3 40 44 −4 4
 Greece 5 1 1 3 41 43 −2 3
 Kazakhstan 5 0 0 5 24 53 −29 0
29 July 2012
10:00
v
Report Greece  6–8  Croatia Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU), György Juhász (HUN)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 1–2, 2–2, 1–3
Fountoulis, Mourikis 2 Goals three players 2
31 July 2012
15:30
v
Report Greece  7–7  Italy Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Marijo Brguljan (MNE), Mihajlo Ćirić (SRB)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 1–2, 2–3, 2–1
Fountoulis, Afroudakis 2 Goals Presciutti 2
2 August 2012
11:20
v
Report Kazakhstan  4–11  Greece Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Ulrich Spiegel (GER), Brian Littlejohn (GBR)
Score by quarters: 1–2, 0–4, 1–3, 2–2
Ukumanov 2 Goals Fountoulis 5
4 August 2012
14:10
v
Report Greece  9–11  Spain Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Marijo Brguljan (MNE), Adrian Alexandrescu (ROU)
Score by quarters: 3–4, 2–4, 2–1, 2–2
Delakas 3 Goals three players 3
6 August 2012
11:20
v
Report Greece  8–13  Australia Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Mihajlo Ćirić (SRB), Sergi Sanchez (ESP)
Score by quarters: 2–3, 3–5, 1–3, 2–2
Chatzitheodorou 3 Goals Howden 3

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
David Kavelasvili Men's −94 kg 170 11 200 13 370 13

Wrestling[edit]

Greece qualified in the following events.

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Olegk Motsalin −74 kg BYE  Tigiev (UZB)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 11
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Maria Prevolaraki −55 kg BYE  Ratkevich (AZE)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  3. ^ "Quota places by Nation and Name". ISSF. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  5. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 
  6. ^ "Direct Qualifiers for 2012 London Olympic Games – Provisional list" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Competition Results (Day 4 & final of World Olympic Taekwondo Qualification Tournament on July 3, 2011 in Baku, Azerbaij". World Taekwondo Federation. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Greece team roster". london2012.com. 20 July 2012. 

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