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Fani Chalkia

Fani Chalkia
Personal information
Born (1979-02-02) 2 February 1979
Larissa, Greece
Country  Greece
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 metres hurdles
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 1st
Personal best(s) 52.77 sec

Fani Chalkia (Greek: Φανή Χαλκιά, , born February 2, 1979 in Larissa) is a Greek hurdler.

An athlete of Olympiacos, Chalkia won the gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. During the semifinals Halkia set an Olympic record of 52.77 seconds.

On August 16, 2008, during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing it was announced that she tested positive for the banned substance methyltrienolone.[1][2] Chalkia denied she has taken any banned substance, and asked for her 'B' sample to be tested, which also tested positive the next day.[3] On December 12, 2008, the IAAF announced that she would be banned from the sport for two years.


  • Personal bests 1
  • Honours 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Personal bests

Date Event Venue Performance
22 August 2004 400 meters hurdles Athens, Greece 52.77 s (OR)
12 September 2004 400 meters Berlin, Germany 50.56 s (NR)
6 March 2004 400 meters (indoor) Budapest, Hungary 51.68 s (NR)
24 June 2007 200 meters Munich, Germany 23.30 s [4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 400 m 52.90
6th 4 x 400 m relay 3:39.23
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 1st 400 m hurdles 52.82
7th 4 x 400 m relay 3:45.70
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 4th 400 m hurdles 55.10
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 400 m hurdles 54.02
World Cup Athens, Greece 5th 400 m 50.94 (SB)
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 22nd (h) 400 m hurdles 56.58


  1. ^ "Greece's Halkia fails test: officials". Reuters. 16 August 2008. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Greek champion fails drugs test". BBC News. 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  4. ^ Greek all-time list, women - Athletix

External links

Fani Halkia profile at IAAF

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Yuliya Pechonkina
Women's 400 m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Yuliya Pechonkina
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