Niki Bakoyianni

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Niki Bakoyianni

Niki Bakoyianni (Greek: Νίκη Μπακογιάννη, [ˈnici bakoˈʝani], born June 9, 1968) is a retired Greek high jumper. She was born in Lamia.


She is best known for winning a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics after a tough competition with Stefka Kostadinova, who eventually became Olympic champion. This was Bakogianni's second silver medal that year, as she had placed second in the European Indoor Championships.

Bakoyanni had several honours in minor athletics competitions, such as the Mediterranean Games and the Balkan Games. She won the gold medal in the latter three times (1990 in Istanbul, 1992 in Sofia and 1994 in Trikala).

Her personal best jump of 2.03 metres is the current Greek record.[1]

After retiring she has worked as a coach. She coaches high jumper Konstadinos Baniotis.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Greece
1985 European Junior Championships Cottbus, East Germany 14th (q) 1.75 m
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 5th 1.83 m
1987 Mediterranean Games Latakia, Syria 3rd 1.84 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 8th 1.88 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 13th (q) 1.84 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 25th (q) 1.75 m
Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 3rd 1.87 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy =5th 1.88 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 24th (q) 1.88 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 20th (q) 1.86 m
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 30th (q) 1.84 m
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 13th (q) 1.87 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 30th (q) 1.80 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 27th (q) 1.80 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 2nd 1.96 m (NR)
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 2nd 2.03 m (NR)
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 2nd 1.93 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 14th (q) 1.92 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 28th (q) 1.85 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 33rd (q) 1.80 m

Note: Results with a Q, indicate overall position in qualifying round.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Greek all-time list, women Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine. - Athletix
  2. ^ Nikitaridis, Michalis (15 June 2008). "World Leading 14.92m for Devetzi in Athens - Greek National Champs". Retrieved 2008-06-16. 

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