Olga Kaidantzi

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Olga Kaidantzi (Greek: Όλγα Καϊδαντζή; born 17 July 1979) is a Greek sprinter who specializes in 200 metres competitions.

She reached the semi-finals in Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 200 metres and she was a member of the Greek 4×100 metres relay team which finished sixth in the 2001 World Championships in Athletics along with Georgia Kokloni, Frosso Patsou and Ekaterini Thanou.[1][2][3] She participated in the 2002 European Athletics Championships and made it through the semi-finals.

After a long break (2005–2008) due to various serious injuries, Kaidantzi came back in 2009 to become the best Greek sprinter in the 200 metres winning the title of Greek outdoor champion with a time of 23.93 seconds.[4] She is five times Greek champion in 200 metres (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2009). Her personal best time is 22.88 since 12 June 2004. This places her second in the all-time Greek performers list behind Ekaterini Koffa.

Honours[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 8th (sf) 200 m [5]
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 5th 200 m [6] 23.79
Mediterranean Games Rades, Tunisia 4th 200 m [7]
3rd 4 x 100 m relay 44.97
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 4 x 100 m relay 43.25 SB
2002 European Athletics Championships Munich, Germany 11th (sf) 200 m [8] 23.39
2004 European Cup 6th 200 m [9]
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 15th (sf) 200 m [10] 23.30

Personal information[edit]

Place of birth: Athina, Attiki, Greece
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)[11]

Personal bests [12][edit]

60 metres 100 metres 200 metres
7,43 sec 11,56 sec 22,88 sec

Sources[edit]

  • start list of the final 4x100 relay edmonton 2001 [1]
  • profile on sports-reference [2]
  • profile on segas [3]
  • iaaf profile [4]

References[edit]