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Here is an updated list of Greek athletes that reached the entry standards for London: Tsakonas  (200m - 20.33) Douvalidis  (110m Hurdles - 13.42) Filippidis (PV - 5.85m) Karalis (PV - 5.70

She is the first Greek woman that is European, World and Olympic Champion at the same time. Kostas Kenteris was the only Greek male to achieve this.

There is a report that 3 athletes tested positive for doping during the championships. Apparently one of the athletes is a Greek female runner/walker.

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19 Greek athletes to participate in the Under 20 World Championship in Tampere, Finland

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1.500 μ.: Γιώργος Μηλιαράς (ΣΑΚΑ) 3.45.56 ατομικό/3.45.56 φετινό ρεκόρ
400 μ. εμπ.: Αρης Δρίτσας (ΟΣΦΠ) 51.46/51.46
3.000 μ. στιπλ: Νίκος Σάκης (Ερμής 1877) 9.02.44/9.02.44
10.000 μ.: Μάριος Αναγνώστου (Αναγέννηση Λαμίας) 30.10.39/30.10.39
Ύψος: Αντώνης Μέρλος (Ποσειδών Λουτρακίου) 2,20 μ./2,18 μ.
Μήκος: Αλέξης Αργυρόπουλος (Κόρoιβος Αμαλιάδας) 7,63 μ./7,63 μ.
Τριπλούν: Ανδρέας Πανταζής (ΑΟ Μεγάρων) 15,83 μ./15,83 μ.
Σφαιροβολία: Οδυσσέας Μουζενίδης (Κένταυρος Χαλκιδικής) 20,70 μ./20,70 μ.
Σφαιροβολία: Ιάσωνας Μαχαίρας (ΓΣ Ηλιούπολης) 19,49 μ./19,49 μ.
Σφυροβολία: Χρήστος Φραντζεσκάκης (ΓΣ Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος 81,32 μ./81,32 μ. 
Σφυροβολία: Κώστας Ζάλτος (ΓΣ Μανδρών) 72,30 μ./72,30 μ.
10.000 μ. βάδην: Γιώργος Τζατζιμάκης (ΓΣ Ελευθέριος Βενιζέλος) 42.48.83/43.48.38
4Χ100 μ.: Σωτήρης Γκαραγκάνης (ΟΦΚΑ Οδυσσέας), Γιάννης Γρανιτσιώτης (ΑΟ Γιάννης Παλάσκα), Σωτήρης Κομιανός (ΑΟ Κάλλιστος), Βαγγέλης Καΐκης (ΓΕΑ Τρικάλων), Μιχάλης Παυλίδης (ΓΣ Σέρρες 93)

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Επί κοντώ: Αριάδνη Αδαμοπούλου (ΓΣ Κηφισιάς) 4,15 μ./4,15 μ.
Σφαιροβολία: Μαρία Μαγκούλια (Καζώνης Καλύμνου) 15,25 μ./15,02 μ.

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One guy to really watch for is Christos Frantzeskakis in hammer throw. This kid got serious power. His personal best with the 6 km hammer is 81.32! With the 5 km, his best was 80.15. 

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The IAAF World Under 20 Championship will begin on Tuesday, July 10 starting with Mouzenidis in men's shot put, Adamopoulou in women's pole vault, and Anagnostou in men's 10000m. 

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Christos Frantzeskakis has to be one of the worst young Greek athlete in today's track and field. He leaves the competition without a mark and fails to qualify for the finals. This is not the first time he cracks in major junior competitions (Happened in 2017 Under 20 European Championship). He led the world for U 20 hammer throwers with 81.32, and he will not get a medal. Un-f***ing-believeable! 

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I got up around 4 am in the morning to follow the men's hammer throw qualification at the IAAF Under 20 World Championship on live stream. This Greek hammer thrower from Chania, Crete came into the competition with a world lead 81.32 m for all Under 20 hammer throwers (6 kg). He is the heavy favorite to medal (possibly gold). Just as I watched him throw, he has some serious flaws. He has fouled on each of his 3 throws. This is not the first time he was bowed out from qualification without a mark. The same happen last year in the Under 20 European Championship. He has so much upside in his game with raw power, yet he cracks under pressure in major junior competitions. Honestly, he is the most overrated Greek athlete in all track and field and I don't care if he is 18 years old. Stavroula Kosmidou (age 16) performs way better than him and doesn't hit the nettings so often on her releases. I wasted my morning to watch this crap! 

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Nikolaos Sakis qualifies for the 3000m steeplechase finals finishing 4th in the heat with a time of 8:59:58, his personal best. 
Aris Dritsas qualifies for the 400 meter hurdles semi-finals finishing 4th in the heat with a time of 51.39, his personal best. 

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Andreas Pantazis fails to qualify in the men's triple jump by not getting a mark. What else is new for some Greek athletes? 
The Greek men's 4 x 100 relay team failed to qualify for the finals, finishing 6th place with a time of 40.78

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Antonios Merlos won gold for Greece in the Men's high jump! What a performance for the ages! 2.23 was the winning height and his new personal best. Roberto Vilches of Mexico also won gold resulting in getting identical stat with Merlos. 

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Great showing by all 3 Greek European Champions in Ostrava, the results : 
Miltos Tentoglou - 2nd place (8.00 m) 7 points 
Paraskevi Papachristou - 3rd place (14.22 m) 6 points 
Katerina Stefanidi - 2nd place (4.85 m - Championship Record) 7 points 

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I watched the competition on TV this past weekend. This must be the dumbest competition the IAAF has come up with. Competition where an athlete with the best performence does not necessarily win.

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