Labros Papakostas

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Labros Papakostas
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Greece
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 1995 Barcelona High jump
Silver medal – second place 1997 Paris High jump

Labros Papakostas (Greek: Λάμπρος Παπακώστας, born 20 October 1969 in Karditsa) is a retired Greek high jumper who won two silver medals at the World Indoor Championships in 1995 and 1997.

His personal best, achieved in Athens in 1992, was 2.36 metres, when he took the Greek national record from Panagiotis Kontaxakis.

He is an eight-time national champion for Greece in the men's high jump event.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Greece
1988 World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 2nd 2.25 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 12th 2.15 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 22nd (q) 2.15 m
1991 Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 5th 2.20 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 15th 2.15 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 18th (q) 2.20 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th 2.23 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 8th 2.28 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 2.35 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 16th (q) 2.27 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 6th 2.32 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 2.32 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 6th 2.32 m
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th 2.26 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 29th (q) 2.15 m

External links[edit]

Lambros Papakostas profile at IAAF

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Charalambos Cholidis
Flagbearer for  Greece
Barcelona 1992
Succeeded by
Pyrros Dimas