Zampia Melachroinou

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Zampia Melachroinou
Personal information
Full name Zampia Melachroinou
National team  Greece
Born (1979-01-28) 28 January 1979 (age 38)
Piraeus, Greece
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, butterfly
Club Aris Nikaias
Coach Antonis Pitidis

Zampia Melachroinou (Greek: Ζαμπία Μελαχροινού; born January 28, 1979) is a Greek former swimmer, who specialized in freestyle and butterfly events.[1] She represented Greece at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and later collected a total of three medals (two silvers and one bronze) at the Mediterranean Games (2001 and 2005). During her sporting career, Melachroinou trained for Aris Nikaias Swim Club under head coach Antonis Pitidis.

Melachroinou competed for the Greek squad in a butterfly double at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She achieved FINA B-standards of 1:01.50 (100 m butterfly) and 2:15.24 (200 m butterfly) from the European Championships in Helsinki, Finland.[2][3] On the first day of the Games, Melachroinou placed thirty-fourth in the 100 m butterfly. Swimming in heat three, she edged out South Korea's Lee Bo-eun on the final stretch to grab a second seed by 16-hundredths of a second in 1:02.06.[4][5] Three days later, in the 200 m butterfly, Melachroinou posted a seventh-seeded time of 2:17.60 to hold off a sprint challenge from Singapore's Christel Bouvron by a small fraction of a second in heat two, but finished farther from the semifinal field with a thirty-first-place effort.[6][7]

At the 2001 Mediterranean Games in Tunis, Tunisia, Melachroinou helped the Greeks captured two silver medals each in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay (3:48.74) and in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay (8:16.14).[8] On that same year, at the European Short Course Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, Melachroinou, along with Aikaterini Sarakatsani, Nery Mantey Niangkouara, and Zoi Dimoschaki, finished eighth in the 4×50 m freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.88.[9]

Four years later, at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería, Spain, Melachroinou shared bronze medals with Dimoschaki, Eleni Kosti, and Aikaterini Bliamou in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay with a time of 3:49.70.[10]


  1. ^ "Zampia Melachroinou". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Butterfly Startlist (Heat 3)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Swimming – Women's 200m Butterfly Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 100m Butterfly Heat 3" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 224. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Newberry, Paul (16 September 2000). "Thompson anchors U.S. relay win; Thorpe wins 400 free". Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 200m Butterfly Heat 2" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 232. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Thorpe helps Aussies to relay gold". 18 September 2000. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Résultats officielle des JM Tunis 2001: Natation" [Official results of the 2001 Mediterranean Games, Tunis: Swimming] (PDF). Tunis 2001 (in French). Mediterranean Games. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Lord, Craig (14 December 2001). "Germany's Rupprath Breaks 100 Fly Short Course WR". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Alexopoulos, Dimitros (25 June 2005). "The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 05-06-27 – Second Gold for Grigoriadis". Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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