Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos

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Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos
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Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Greece
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1896 Athens Discus throw

Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (Greek: Παναγιώτης Παρασκευόπουλος, 1875 –8 July 1956) was a Greek athlete. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

He was born in Gortynia and died in Corfu.

Paraskevopoulos competed in the discus throw, an event which the Greek public felt that a Greek athlete was sure to win. Indeed, when Paraskevopoulos threw the discus 28.95 metres, it seemed as if he had won the event. The only athlete left to throw was Robert Garrett of the United States, who had been unable to throw the discus any distance in his first two throws. Garrett's final attempt, however, was a good one and sailed to 29.15 metres, relegating Paraskevopoulos to second place.

He also participated at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris in the shot put event finishing 5th and in the discus throw event finishing 4th.

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