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The first day of the World Indoor Championships brought a bronze medal for Greece. Georgios Theodoridis finished 3rd in the 60 meter dash final.

During the first day of the competition two new Greek records were broken. First Fani Chalkia ran the 400 meter race in 51.77 seconds during the qualifying round, and qualified to the semifinals. LAter on Christos meletoglou broke his own Triple Jump record by jumping 16.79 meters. Unfortunately that was not enough to place him in the finals of the competition.

The only other greek athlete that made finals was Chrisopigi Devetzi in the women's triple jump. She jumped 14.48 meters to make the finals. All the other Greek athletes produced disappointing results, and were disqualified from further competition.

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Day two produced another bronze medal for Greece inthe World Championships in Budapest. Chrisopigi Devetzi finished third in women's triple jump with a jump of 14.73 meters.

Another succes came in the women's 400 meters, when Fani Chalkia managed to qualify to the final, where she finished in 6th place with 52.90 seconds. In the qualifying rounds Chalkia broke the Greek record in 400 meters with 51.68 seconds.

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On the third day of the championships, Greece failed to get any medals, but had two placements in the finals. Flora Redoumi finished 7th in the 60 meter hurdles, while the 4x100 meter relay, the Greek women's team finished 6th.

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March 1-4 will be the date for the upcoming IAAF World Indoor Championship in Birmingham, United Kingdom. 

We will see Stefanidi, Filippidis, Papachristou and others in action. 

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9 Greek athletes will make the trip to Birmingham 

Men's

Kostas Douvalidis - 60m hurdles

Kostas Filippidis - Pole Vault 

Emmanouil Karalis - Pole Vault 

Miltiadis Tentoglou - Long Jump 

 

Women's

Rafalia Spanadouki - 60m 

Maria Belibasaki - 400

Elisavet Pesiridou - 60m hurdles

Voula Papachristou - Triple Jump

Ekaterini Stefanidi - Pole Vault 

 

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