Nikolaos Georgantas

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 0 1
Silver 0 2
Bronze 1 0
Total 1 3
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games • Non-starter • Other
Full nameNikolaos P.•Georgantas
Used nameNikolaos•Georgantas
Original nameΝικόλαος Π.•Γεωργαντάς
Born12 March 1880 in Steno, Arkadia (GRE)
Died23 November 1958 in Athina (Athens) (GRE)
Measurements185 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsPanellinios GS, Athina (GRE)
NOC Greece


Nikolaos Georgantas competed at three Olympic Games, winning a stone throw gold in 1906, both modern discus throw and Greek style discus throw silvers in 1906, and discus throw bronze in 1904. He was the first known Greek flag bearer at the 1908 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Georgantas won 36 Greek titles over nearly 20 years – discus throw in 1901, 1904-06, 1911 and 1919; shot put in 1901 and 1904-08; stone throw in 1901, 1904-11, 1914, 1917 and 1919; discus throw Greek style in 1904-06, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1917 and 1919-20; pentathlon in 1906; tug of war in 1904; and in one-hand weightlifting in 1905. At the Pan-Ionian Games, he won the discus throw in 1905 and 1909, shot put in 1905 and 1907, discus throw Greek style in 1905, and stone throw in 1907. Outside of sports, Georgantas was a teacher. In 1921 he emigrated to the United States, but returned to Greece shortly before World War II. After the war, Georgantas served as chairman of Panellinios GS from 1955-57 and was a member of the Greek Athletics Federation.

Personal Bests: SP – 12.47 (1908); DT – 40.29 (1905).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) DQ
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Tug-Of-War GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Pan-Hellenic Athletic Club =5
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
Marathon, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Shot Put, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Stone Throw, Men (Intercalated) 1 Gold
Discus Throw, Men (Intercalated) 2 Silver
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Intercalated) 2 Silver
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Pentathlon (Ancient), Men (Intercalated) DNS
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) AC
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) AC
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) 6
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) DNS
Shot Put, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Both Hands, Men (Olympic) DNS

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1908 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony GRE Nikolaos Georgantas