Sofia Bekatorou

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Sofia Bekatorou
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Medal record
Women's sailing
Representing  Greece
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 470 class
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Yngling class
ISAF Sailing World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Cadiz 470 class
470 World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2000 Balatonfured 470 class
Gold medal – first place 2001 Koper 470 class
Gold medal – first place 2002 Cagliari 470 class
470 European Championship
Gold medal – first place 2001 Dun Laoghaire 470 class
Gold medal – first place 2002 Tallinn 470 class
Silver medal – second place 2000 Dervio 470 class
Yngling European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Warnemunder Yngling class

Sofia Bekatorou (Greek: Σοφία Μπεκατώρου; born 26 December 1977 in Athens), is a Greek sailing champion.

She has participated in over 470 main class events including 2004 Summer Olympics sailing competition, where she won the gold medal in the women's double-handed dinghy event in the 470 with her pair Emilia Tsoulfa (Greece). After a serious back injury, she won a bronze medal in the yngling keelboat class at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Bekatorou was the first female flag bearer for Greece in the history of Summer Olympics at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, participating in the Olympic Games for the 4th time. She and partner Mike Pateniotis competed in the Nacra 17 event. They finished in 18th place.[1]

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  1. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Alexandros Nikolaidis
Flagbearer for  Greece
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by