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Nikolaos Georgantas

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 0 1
Silver 0 2
Bronze 1 0
Total 1 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games, Non-starter
SexMale
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(s) Greece

Biography

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).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics Shot Put, Men Olympic AC GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
  Discus Throw, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
Tug-Of-War Tug-Of-War, Men Olympic Pan-Hellenic Athletic Club =5
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics Marathon, Men Intercalated DNS GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
  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 Shot Put, Men Olympic AC GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
  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 Shot Put, Men Olympic DNS GRE Nikolaos Georgantas
  Shot Put, Both Hands, Men Olympic DNS
  Discus Throw, Men Olympic DNS
  Discus Throw, Both Hands, Men Olympic DNS

Other participations

Games Role Details
1908 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony