Niki Xanthou

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Niki Xanthou
Personal information
Born (1973-10-11) 11 October 1973 (age 41)
Sport
Country  Greece
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Long jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 7,03 m, 6.91 m (i)

Niki Xanthou (Greek: Νίκη Ξάνθου, [ˈnici ˈksanθu], born 11 October 1973 in Rhodes) is a retired Greek long jumper.

Xanthou set nine national record in long jump during her career. Her personal best, and national record, is 7.03 metres, achieved in August 1997 in Bellinzona. At the age of 22 she gave an impressive performance in the Olympic games final in Atlanta, in which she took the 4th place with 6,97 m.

She won the Mediterranean Games of 1997 in Bari and the European under 23 Cup in 1994. The greatest achievements in her career were the second place in the 1997 World Championships in Athens and the gold medal in 2002 European Indoor Championships in Vienna.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 8th
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 9th
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, USA 4th 6,97 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 6.69 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 6,94 m
Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st 6.72 m CR
1998 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th
Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 3rd
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 4th 6.65 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 6.76 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 1st 6.74 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 5th

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