Anastasios Andreou

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Anastasios Andreou (Greek: Αναστάσιος Ανδρέου, 1877 – 1947) was a Greek athlete from Cyprus. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1]

He was born in Limassol in 1877. He studied at the Greek School of Limassol where he was declared Multi-victorious Champion.

He was successful in the first Pan Cypriot games in 1896, winning the 100 metres and 110 metres hurdles. He represented Cyprus in the first Pan-Hellenic Games in the 110 metres hurdling. His success in Pan-Hellenic Games and participation at Olympics were an honour for Sport in Cyprus.

He was a volunteer in the Greek army for the Greek-Turkish war of 1897 and fought in Domokon Derven, Phoulnea and Farsala.

He married Penelope Eraclidou and had one son and two daughters. He died in 1947.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Anastasios Andreou Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 11 September 2017. 

Notes[edit]

  • Biography of Cypriots (1800-1920) by Aristidis Koudounaris.