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Vangelis Moiropoulos

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEvangelos "Vangelis"•Moiropoulos
Used nameVangelis•Moiropoulos
Original nameΕυάγγελος "Βαγγέλης"•Μοιρόπουλος
Born25 March 1905 in Geraki, Evrotas (GRE)
Died12 October 1996 in Athina (Athens) (GRE)
Measurements183 cm
AffiliationsEthnikos GS, Athina (GRE)
NOC Greece

Biography

A sprinter/hurdler, Vaneglis Moiropoulos competed at the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games, while representing Ethnikos Gymnastikos Syllogos. An 11-time Greek champion, Moiropoulos won titles in the 110 hurdles in 1925 and 1927-29 and in the 400 hurdles from 1925-31. He was Balkan Champion in the 400 hurdles in 1929 and 1931 and helped Greece win the 4x100 relay in 1930. Moiropoulos set two Greek records in the 110 hurdles and six in the 400 hurdles.

He later entered politics, serving as leader of the Greek mission to Smyrna in 1971. In sports administration Moiropoulos was President of SEGAS and vice-president of EOE.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 400 – unknown; 110H – 15.8 (1928); 400H – 55.8 (1931).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics GRE Vangelis Moiropoulos
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h8 r1/3
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 3 h1 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Greece 4 h1 r1/2
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Greece 6 h2 r1/2
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics GRE Vangelis Moiropoulos
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h3 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Greece 4 h1 r1/2
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Greece DNS