Nikolaos Georgantas

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Nikolaos Georgantas
Nikolaos Georgantas, 1904 Olympics.jpg
Georgantas throwing a discus, 1904 Summer Olympics
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Greece
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1904 St Louis Discus throw
Intercalated Games
Gold medal – first place 1906 Athens Stone throw
Silver medal – second place 1906 Athens Discus throw
Silver medal – second place 1906 Athens Discus throw Greek style

Nikolaos Georgantas (Greek: Νικόλαος Γεωργαντάς, February 27, 1880 (OS)/March 12, 1880 (NS) – November 23, 1958) was a Greek athlete who competed mainly in the discus throw.


He was born in Steno, Arcadia. He competed for a Greece in the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St. Louis, Missouri, in the discus throw where he won the Bronze medal.

Two years later in Athens in his home country of Greece he won the gold medal in the stone throw competition in the 1906 Intercalated Games. He added two silvers to this to complete his collection. He was second in the Greek style discus throw behind Finland’s Verner Järvinen who he pushed into third when finishing second in the discus again behind America's Martin Sheridan who won for the second Olympics running.

Georgantas was the first Greek flag bearer at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. In his last participation at the Olympic Games he took the 6th place in discus trow with 33,21 metres.[1]


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