Marios Hadjiandreou

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Marios Hadjiandreou (Greek: Μάριος Χατζηανδρέου; born September 19, 1962) is a Cypriot triple jumper who won gold medals in Commonwealth Games and Mediterranean Games.

He won the gold medal in both the 1987 and 1991 Mediterranean Games. In 1990, he became the first Cypriot to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, beating the English world class athlete Jonathan Edwards who later became World Champion and Olympic champion.

He participated in the Olympic Games with Cyprus, in 1988, placing 21st with a 15.95m jump, and in 1992, placing 37th with a 15.64m jump. He was the flag bearer for the Cyprus Olympic team on both occasions.

He was national champion 12 times and is the Cyprus Record holder with 17.13m since 1991. He won 12 times in the European Cup (athletics) and three gold medals in the Games of the Small States of Europe in 1991, 1993, 1995.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Cyprus
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 7th Triple jump 16.31 m
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 12th Triple jump 15.83 m
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 8th Triple jump 16.43 m
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 22nd (q) Triple jump 15.50 m (-2.7m/s)
1987 Mediterranean Games Latakia, Syria 1st Triple jump 16.49 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th Triple jump 16.74 m
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 1st Triple jump 16.95 m
European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 10th Triple jump 15.83 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 10th Triple jump 16.63 m (+1.5m/s)
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 15th (q) Triple jump 15.97 m
Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 1st Triple jump 17.13 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 15th Triple jump 15.85 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 39th (q) Triple jump 15.64 m
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 15th (q) Triple jump 15.89 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th (q) Triple jump 16.07 m (-2.5m/s)