Anastasios Metaxas

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Anastasios Metaxas
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Anastasios Metaxas
Personal information
Born (1862-02-27)27 February 1862
Athens, Greece
Died 28 January 1937(1937-01-28) (aged 74)
Sport
Sport Sports shooting

Anastasios Metaxas (Greek: Αναστάσιος Μεταξάς, 27 February 1862 – 28 January 1937) was a Greek architect and shooter.[1]

Metaxas is best known for being the architect chosen by George Averoff to restore the Panathinaiko Stadium for the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, the birth of the modern Olympic movement, while the design was from Ernst Ziller, he studied architecture at University of Dresden and passed with honours, in his time he would also expand or reform many historic buildings including the Benaki Museum and the National Archaeological Museum, Athens to name a couple.[2]

Metaxas was also an avid shooter and would appear in four Summer Olympics and win two medals,[1] he firstly competed in the 1896 Summer Olympics in the stadium he helped restore, he entered the 200 metre military rifle and the 300 metre free rifle, three positions and he would end up finishing in fourth place in both events.[3][4]

Ten years later, Metaxas was competing at the 1906 Intercalated Games, where he competed in nine events,[1] with his best result being a silver medal in the Trap, double shot at 14 metres.[5] Two years later Metaxas won a bronze medal in the trap shooting event at the 1908 Summer Olympics, held in London, tying for third place with British shooterAlexander Maunder, with 57 of 80 targets hit.[6]

In 1912, aged 50, Metaxas made his final Olympic appearance at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden, where he finished sixth in the trap competition and 35th in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event.[1]

Metaxas would later turned to politics before his death.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Anastasios Metaxas, Bio". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Anastasios Metaxas". sansimera.gr. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Shooting at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Shooting at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's Military Rifle, 200 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Shooting at the 1906 Athina Summer Games: Men's Trap, Double Shot, 14 metres". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. p. 280.  Metaxas's medal in this event does not appear in the IOC medal database.