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Pantelis Karasevdas

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePantelis•Karasevdas
Used namePantelis•Karasevdas
Original nameΠαντελής•Καρασεβδάς
Born1877 in Astakos (GRE)
Died14 March 1946 in Agrinio (GRE)
AffiliationsAkadimiki Leschi
NOC Greece


As a teenager, Karasevdas became involved in the then nascent Greek sports world. Besides being a marksman, he was also a good swimmer, but did not compete in that sport at the Olympics. A law student at the time, Karasevdas was the only shooter to hit all targets in the military rifle event, and thus won comfortably. The year after his Olympic success, he joined the army. He became involved in every one of the many conflicts Greece was involved in over the coming decades, and eventually rose to the rank of colonel. He also joined the Greek Liberal Party, the most important party at the time, and served in Parliament as representative of Aetolia-Acarnania county. He also remained involved in sports, as president of the Panhellenic Gymnastics Association (1925-1935) and as a member of the Greek NOC (1924-1935).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1896 Summer Olympics Shooting GRE Pantelis Karasevdas
Military Pistol, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
Military Rifle, 200 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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