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Greece at the 1920 Summer Olympics

Greece at the Olympic Games

Flag of Greece
IOC code  GRE
NOC Hellenic Olympic Committee
Website www.hoc.gr (Greek) (English)
At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp
Competitors 47 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Vasilios Zarkadis
Medals
Rank: 19
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Greece competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. 47 competitors, all men, took part in 34 events in 8 sports.[1] Greek athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Silver 1.1
  • Aquatics 2
    • Water polo 2.1
  • Athletics 3
  • Fencing 4
  • Football 5
  • Shooting 6
  • Tennis 7
  • Weightlifting 8
  • Wrestling 9
    • Freestyle 9.1
    • Greco-Roman 9.2
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Medalists

Silver

  • Iason Zappas — Shooting, Men's Team 30m military pistol

Aquatics

Water polo

Greece competed in the Olympic water polo tournament for the first time in 1920. The Bergvall System was in use at the time. Greece was shut out by the United States in the quarterfinals. It is unclear why the Greeks received a place in the third-place tournament, as the Americans had not won either gold or silver, but Greece beat Italy in the quarterfinals of the bronze medal tournament before losing again to the United States in the bronze semifinals.

Quarterfinals
United States  7–0  Greece Antwerp
Bronze medal quarterfinals
Greece  5–1  Italy Antwerp
Bronze medal semifinals
United States  7–0  Greece Antwerp
Final rank
5th

Athletics

Nine athletes represented Greece in 1920. It was the nation's sixth appearance in athletics, having competed in the sport at every Olympics. The Stockholm Games were only the second time that no Greek won a medal in athletics.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Dimitrios Andronidas 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 5 Did not advance
High jump 1.65 16 N/A Did not advance
Pentathlon N/A Did not finish
Decathlon N/A Did not finish
Dimitrios Karambatis 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
200 m 24.2 3 Did not advance
Alexandros Kranis 5000 m N/A Unknown 6 Did not advance
5000 m N/A Unknown 7 Did not advance
Cross country N/A Unknown 38
Apostolos Nikolaidis Decathlon N/A Did not finish
Menelaos Ponireas Triple jump 12.60 18 N/A Did not advance
Panagiotis Retelas 5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Konstantinos Roubesis Pentathlon N/A Did not finish
Iraklis Sakellaropoulos Marathon N/A 3:14:25.0 32
Panagiotis Trivoulidas Marathon N/A Did not finish
Cross country N/A Unknown 39

Fencing

Three fencers represented Greece in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport.

Ranks given are within the group.

Fencer Event First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
S. Antonidas Épée 4–5 5 Q 3–8 11 Did not advance
Evangelos Skotidas Épée 4–3 2 Q 5–6 7 Did not advance
Sabre N/A 3–4 5 Did not advance
Vasilios Zarkadis Épée 1–7 8 Did not advance
Sabre N/A 4–4 5 Did not advance

Football

Greece competed in the Olympic football tournament for the first time. The country was defeated in the first round by Sweden.

Team Roster
First round
28 August 1920
Sweden  9–0  Greece
Olsson  4'  79'
Karlsson  15'  20'  21'  51'  85'
Wicksell  25'
Dahl  31'
Report
Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Charles Barette (BEL)
Final rank
10th

Shooting

Nine shooters represented Greece in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Greece took a silver medal in the team military pistol, its first medal in shooting since 1896.

Shooter Event Final
Result Rank
Konstantinos Kefalas 50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
Georgios Moraitinis 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
Emmanouil Peristerakis 50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
Iason Sappas 50 m free pistol 464 8
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
Alexandros Theofilakis 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
Ioannis Theofilakis 50 m free pistol 462 10
50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
600 m military rifle, prone 59 4
Andreas Vikhos 50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
Alexandros Vrasivanopoulos 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. Unknown
Vasileios Xylinakis 50 m small-bore rifle Unknown
Konstantinos Kefalas
Emmanouil Peristerakis
Alexandros Theofilakis
Ioannis Theofilakis
Andreas Vikhos
300 m team military rifle, prone 270 11
600 m team military rifle, prone 270 7
Konstantinos Kefalas
Emmanouil Peristerakis
Alexandros Theofilakis
Ioannis Theofilakis
Vasileios Xylinakis
300 & 600 m team military rifle, prone 553 7
Konstantinos Kefalas
Emmanouil Peristerakis
Ioannis Theofilakis
Andreas Vikhos
Vasileios Xylinakis
50 m team small-bore rifle 1727 10
300 m team military rifle, standing 209 13
Georgios Moraitinis
Iason Sappas
Alexandros Theofilakis
Ioannis Theofilakis
Alexandros Vrasivanopoulos
30 m team military pistol 1285
50 m team free pistol 2240 4
Team free rifle 3910 13

Tennis

A single tennis player, in the men's singles, competed for Greece in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport, and first since 1896. Zerlentis lost his first match, though that single match took 66 games over 4 sets to complete.

Player Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Athanasios Zerlentis Men's singles Bye  Lowe (GBR)
L 14–12, 8–10, 7–5, 6–4
Did not advance 17

Weightlifting

A single weightlifter represented Greece in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport, in which Greece was the only country to have competed at both prior appearances in 1896 and 1900.

Weightlifter Event Final
Result Rank
Evangelos Menexis 67.5 kg 205.0 10

Wrestling

Five wrestlers competed for Greece in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Notaris was the only one to win a match. Both Dialetis and Vergos competed in both freestyle and Greco-Roman.

Freestyle

Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals / Bronze match Rank
Ioannis Dialetis Featherweight N/A  Ackerly (USA) (L) Did not advance 9
Dimitrios Vergos Middleweight Bye  ) L ()SWE( Did not advance 9

Greco-Roman

Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Silver quarters Silver semis Silver match
Bronze quarters Bronze semis Bronze match
Ioannis Dialetis Featherweight  Brian (USA) (L) Did not advance Did not advance 17
N/A Did not advance
Did not advance
Sotirios Notaris Middleweight  Müller (EST) (W)  Stensrud (NOR) (L) Did not advance 13
Did not advance
Did not advance
Vasilios Pavlidis Lightweight  Frisenfeldt (DEN) (L) Did not advance Did not advance 18
Did not advance
Did not advance
Dimitrios Vergos Heavyweight Bye  Sjouwerman (NED) (L) Did not advance 12
Did not advance
Did not advance
Vasilios Vouyoukos Lightweight Bye  Metropoulos (USA) (L) Did not advance 12
Did not advance
Did not advance

References

  1. ^ "Greece at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 

External links

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in Français). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polski). Retrieved 16 August 2007. 
  • International Olympic Committee results database
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