Loúis Tsátoumas in action at the FBK Games in The Netherlands, 2014
February 12, 1982 |
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
He won his first major senior medal in 2007 at the European Indoor Athletics Championships, where he claimed the silver medal behind an Italian record-breaking Andrew Howe. On 2 June 2007 in Kalamata Tsatoumas jumped 8.66 metres, achieving a personal best and a Greek record for the event. The performance was the best in the world since Iván Pedroso leaped 8.70 m to win the gold medal at the 1995 World Championships. Tsatoumas ranks as the eighth best long jumper in history and holds the European record in the event at low altitude.
At the 2008 Olympics he had the longest qualifying jump with 8.27 m, but after three consecutive fouls in the final he finished in last place. He was the bronze medallist at both the 2009 Mediterranean Games and 2009 European Team Championships. He represented Greece at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, reaching the final round, but finished only eleventh overall. At the 2010 European Athletics Championships he was sixth.
In 2014 Tsatoumas set a Greek indoor record of 8.23 m to win the national indoor title.
|Long jump||8.66 m (28 ft 43⁄4 in) (NR)||2 June 2007||Kalamata, Greece|
|Long jump (indoor)||8.23 m (27 ft 0 in) (NR)||February 2014||Pireas, Greece|
- Sampaolo, Diego (2009-07-04). Cusma double; Sdiri shows solid form again, 8.29m - Mediterranean Games, Day 4. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-12.
|Men's Long Jump Best Year Performance