Greek Pole Vault Athlete Wins Bronze Medal in Beijing



Nikoleta KyriakopoulouGreek athlete Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou won the bronze medal at the women’s pole vault finals during the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, after clearing a 4.55 meter jump in the semis on Monday.

Greece’s pole vault champion was rewarded with the bronze medal courtesy of a 4.80 meter clearance, offering her country one more medal in the World Championships several years after the bronze success of Hrysopiyi Devetzi in Osaka, Japan.

Cuban athlete Yarisley Silva soared over 4.90 meters on her final effort, breaking the heart of Brazil’s Fabiana Murer (4.85 meters), which earned her the top spot on the podium.

Kyriakopoulou has won the 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy, with a Games record of 4.50 meters, while in 2012 she won the bronze medal at the European Championships in Helsinki, Finland.


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  1. Amongst all the hard training Greek athlete Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou puts in to represent Greece, she like all Greek athletes also endures living under the draconian curbs on free speech implemented by Radical Leftist political parties and bureaucrats. I’m sure she hasn’t forgotten what happened to fellow athlete Voula Papahristou, and neither has XA forgotten! See link. https://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/07/26/far-right-party-condemns-triple-jumpers-expulsion-from-olympic-team-over-racist-joke/

    Former Democratic Left (DIMAR) leader Fotis Kouvelis, sent an open letter to the media as well as the Olympic Committee, asking them to exclude Voula Papahristou from the Olympic Games, over a mere Twitter comment. See link. https://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/07/25/olympic-thriller-greek-athlete-voula-papachristou-banned-from-the-games-for-racist-tweet/
    This is the comment by Greek Olympian Voula Papahristou:
    “With so many African people living in Greece, mosquitoes of the West Nile [virus] are eating home-made food”.
    This old communist “Kouvelis”, gave no thoughts to the years of hard training this girl had endured to represent her nation at the Olympics, & helped shatter her dreams over a twitter comment.

    The Greek people answered the old Communist wretch Fotis Kouvelis appropriately at the January 25, 2015 National Elections by giving DIMAR a mere 0.5% of the national vote, removing Kouvelis, & DIMAR from the Greek parliament.