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Anastasios Metaxas

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 0 0
Silver 0 1
Bronze 1 0
Total 1 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameAnastasios•Metaxas
Used nameAnastasios•Metaxas
Original nameΑναστάσιος•Μεταξάς
Born27 February 1862 in Athina (Athens) (GRE)
Died28 January 1937 in Athina (Athens) (GRE)
AffiliationsPeiraikos Syndesmos
NOC(s) Greece

Biography

Anastasios Metaxas competed in four Olympics as a marksman, winning a silver medal in the 1906 double shot trap competition, as well claiming as five fourth places. He is better known, however, as an architect. He was chosen to direct the restoration of the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, the main competition site of the 1896 Olympics. Funded by George Averoff, the stadium – dating back to the fourth century B.C. – was recovered by marble, earning it the nickname “Kallimarmaron” (beautifully marbled). Metaxas also designed various other buildings in the Greek capital, including the Benaki Museum and the French Embassy.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1896 Summer Olympics Shooting Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Men Olympic 4 GRE Anastasios Metaxas
  Military Rifle, 200 metres, Men Olympic 4
1906 Intercalated Games Shooting Free Pistol, 25 metres, Men Intercalated 10 GRE Anastasios Metaxas
  Free Pistol, 50 metres, Men Intercalated 21
  Military Revolver, 1873-1874 Gras Model, 20 metres, Men Intercalated 13
  Military Revolver, 20 metres, Men Intercalated 8
  Dueling Pistol Au Visé 20 metres, Men Intercalated 15
  Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men Intercalated Greece 4
  Free Rifle, Any Position, 300 metres, Men Intercalated 26
  Trap, Single Shot, 16 metres, Men Intercalated AC
  Trap, Double Shot, 14 metres, Men Intercalated 2 Silver
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting Trap, Men Olympic =3 Bronze GRE Anastasios Metaxas
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Men Olympic 35 GRE Anastasios Metaxas
  Trap, Men Olympic 6