Antonios Kounadis

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Antonios or Anthony Kounadis (Greek: Αντώνιος Κουνάδης; born 20 April 1937 in Athens) is a discus thrower, civil engineer, scholar and academician from Greece. He was President of the Academy of Athens for the year 2018. He was named the 1959 Greek Athlete of the Year.

Sport career[edit]

He represented his native country at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, where he ended up in 18th place in the overall-rankings. Kounadis is best known for having won the gold medal in the men's discus event at the 1959 Summer Universiade and at the 1959 Mediterranean Games.

Academic career[edit]

A professor of civil engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), he was elected in 1999 a full member of the Academy of Athens. He was Vice-President of the Academy of Athens for the year 2017, and President for the year 2018.


  • "Anthony Kounadis". Academy of Athens. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Antonios Kounadis". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.