Louis Tsatoumas

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Louis Tsatoumas
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Loúis Tsátoumas in action at the FBK Games in The Netherlands, 2014
Personal information
Born (1982-02-12) February 12, 1982 (age 32)
Messene, Greece
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Country  Greece
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump

Louis Tsatoumas (Greek: Λούης Τσάτουμας, born 12 February 1982) is a Greek long jumper.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Performance Date Venue
Long jump 8.66 m (28 ft 434 in) (NR) 2 June 2007 Kalamata, Greece
Long jump (indoor) 8.23 m (27 ft 0 in) (NR) February 2014 Pireas, Greece

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Greece
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 4th 7.54 m
2001 European Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 1st 7.98 m (w)
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 8.24 m
World Championships Paris, France 12th 7.72 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 8th 7.22 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 25th (q) 7.34 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 22nd (q) 7.81 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain final NM
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 4th 8.10 m
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 7.84 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 8.29 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd 8.02 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 10th (q) 7.77 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China final NM
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 12th (q) 7.79 m
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 3rd 8.20 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 11th 7.59 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 8.09 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 13th (q) 7.81 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 14th (q) 8.01 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 6th 7.88 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 29th (q) 7.53 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 8.00 m
Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 1st 8.14 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 10th 7.98 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 4th 8.13 m
European Championships Zurich, Switzerland 2nd 8.15 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2009-07-04). Cusma double; Sdiri shows solid form again, 8.29m - Mediterranean Games, Day 4. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-12.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Irving Saladino
Men's Long Jump Best Year Performance
2007
Succeeded by
Irving Saladino