Konstandinos Koukodimos

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Konstandinos Koukodimos
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Greece
European Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 1994 Paris Long jump
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Helsinki Long jump

Konstadinos "Kostas" Koukodimos (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Κουκοδήμος, born 14 September 1969 in Melbourne) is a retired Greek long jumper and New Democracy politician..

Koukodimos, who was raised in Pieria, Central Macedonia, is best known for his bronze medal at the 1994 European Championships. His personal best is 8.36 metres, achieved in June 1994 in Khania.

He is also politician and parliamentarian, elected with the party New Democracy in the Pieria constituency in 2007. In January 2008, the journalist Makis Triantafyllopoulos revealed that Koukodimos was calling him and other journalists of the Proto Thema to cover the scandal that broke up with Christos Zachopoulos's case.[1][2] Koukodimos was forced to leave the New Democracy's parliamentary team and participate in the Greek parliament as independent.[3][4][5][6][7] He returned to New Democracy's parliamentary team after six months.[8]

He was re-elected MP in elections of 2009 and of May 2012 in Pieria constituency.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Greece
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 8th 7.58 m
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 8th 7.42 m (wind: +1.2 m/s)
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 9th 7.79 m (wind: -0.4 m/s)
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 4th 7.92 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 12th 7.92 m
Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 1st 8.26 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 12th 7.70 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 8.04 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 8.09 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 8.01 m (wind: +0.2 m/s)
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 8.00 m
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 2nd 7.95 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 8th 7.74 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ Εκανε ζούγκλα τους βουλευτές και δικαιώθηκε (in Greek). Eleftherotypia. 26 January 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  2. ^ Εκθετοι Κουκοδήμος – Κλαδάς (in Greek). Eleftherotypia. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Ανεξάρτητος ο Κουκοδήμος (in Greek). ethnos.gr. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Ανεξάρτητος εξαρτημένος (in Greek). Eleftherotypia. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Koukodimos becomes independent". Athens News Agency-Macedonian News Agency. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "MP's jump cuts majority to one". eKathimerini.gr. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Greek conservatives cling to parliamentary majority after deputy quits party". The International Herald Tribune. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "ND back to full strength". Kathimerini. 23 July 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2009. 

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