Anna Korakaki

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Anna Korakaki
Personal information
NationalityGreek
Born (1996-04-08) 8 April 1996 (age 24)
Drama, Greece
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
CountryGreece
SportShooting
Event(s)Air pistol

Anna Korakaki (Greek: Άννα Κορακάκη, born 8 April 1996) is a Greek shooter.[1] She represented Greece at the 2016 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the 25m pistol and a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol. She won the first Gold medal for Greece, since Greece hosted the Olympics back in 2004. At the age of 20 and in just her maiden Olympic campaign, she became the first Greek woman to win two Olympic medals in the same competition and the first Greek athlete in general since 1912.[2] In the 25m fire pistol competition, she beat Monika Karsch of Germany.[3] In this race, she won three rounds thus getting a lead of 6–0, then the German rival won the next three rounds and thus bringing it to a 6–6 tie. In the last round, the German missed 1st and 3rd shots of the 5 shots, and Korakaki had missed her 4th shot, but she hit her 5th shot and won 8–6, taking the gold and avoiding a tie.[4]

Korakaki has competed since 2009. She is with the Orion Shooting Club of Thessaloniki [5] and she is coached by her father and retired shooter Tassos Korakakis.[6] She is an undergraduate student in Special Education at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.[7]

On March 12, 2020, she became the first woman to be the first Olympic torchbearer of an Olympic torch relay.[8]

International results[edit]

Korakaki has been a member of the Greek national team since 2010.[6] Distinguished results include:[7]

Records[edit]

Current world records held in 10 meter air pistol
Women Qualification 587  Anna Korakaki (GRE)
 Olena Kostevych (UKR)
May 12, 2018
May 29, 2019
Fort Benning (USA)
Munich (GER)
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Personal life[edit]

After the Olympics, Anna Korakaki got a tattoo of the Olympic rings and the year on her right hand to remember her Rio achievements.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anna Korakaki". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες: Άννα Κορακάκη, η πρώτη μετά τον θρυλικό Τσικλιτήρα". www.newsit.gr. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016 25m pistol (30+30 shots) women – Olympic Shooting". International Olympic Committee. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Korakaki fends off Karsch for 25m pistol gold". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Η Αννα Κορακάκη βραβεύεται στη γιορτή του ΠΣΑΤ". www.draminaspor.gr. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Ρίο 2016: Ποια είναι η 20χρονη Ολυμπιονίκης Άννα Κορακάκη". cnn.gr. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  7. ^ a b International Shooting Sport Federation. "Portrait of the Athlete". Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Anna Korakaki chosen to be the first torchbearer of the Tokyo 2020 Torch relay - Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 2020-02-08. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  9. ^ "Tiro a segno, Finali Coppa del Mondo Bologna 2016: la greca Anna Korakaki regina della pistola 25m". OA (in Italian). Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Εκανε τατουάζ για να θυμάται το χρυσό μετάλλιο στους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες η Κορακάκη [εικόνα] | Ελεύθερος Τύπος". Ελεύθερος Τύπος (in Greek). 5 January 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.

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