Lena Valaoritou

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLena•Valaoritou (-Skaramagna)
Used nameLena•Valaoritou
Original nameΛενα•Βαλαωρίτου-Σκαραμαγκά
Born1 March 1897 in Athina (Athens) (GRE)
Died1967 in Ioannina (GRE)
NOC Greece


Lena Valaoritou played both singles and mixed doubles at the 1924 Paris Olympics. She had a bye in the first round of singles and then lost her opening match in round two to India’s Nora Polley. In mixed doubles she and Avgoustos Zerlentis won their first round match and then lost in round two to the eventual gold medalists, Hazel Wightman and Dick Williams of the USA. Just after the Olympics, Valaoritou married Ivan Scaramangas on 29 July 1924 in Athina, although they later divorced.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Tennis GRE Lena Valaoritou
Singles, Women (Olympic) =17
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Avgoustos Zerlentis =9
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Hélène Kontostavlos DNS