Georgios Roubanis

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Georgios Roubanis
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Greece
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne Pole vault

Georgios Roubanis (Greek: Γεωργιος Ρουμπανης, born August 1, 1929 in Thessalonica) is a Greek pole vaulter. At the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, he won a bronze medal in the pole vault, as he scored 4.50 m (Greek record at the time), on 26 November 1956. In order to attend the Melbourne event, Roubanis lost a semester of his studies at UCLA in the United States. He abandoned athletics in 1961. After studying political economics, he got his master's degree in local self-government. He had worked in the USA for 5 years as a management consultant, for a movie company. He had also set up an advertising company and a printing plant. In sports, he served as the President of the Panhellenic Association of Calisthenics and founded several other associations.