Alexandros Papadimitriou

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Alexandros Papadimitriou
Personal information
Born (1973-06-18) June 18, 1973 (age 45)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Country  Greece
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Updated on 14 August 2012.

Alexandros Papadimitriou (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Παπαδημητρίου; born 18 June 1973) is a Greek hammer thrower. His personal best throw is 80.45 metres, achieved in July 2000 in Athens. This is the current Greek record.[1]

Papadimitriou was born in Larissa and attended The University of Texas at El Paso in the U.S..[2] He began his career in Iraklis, moving to AEK later on.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Greece
1991 European Junior Championships Thessaloniki, Greece 7th 62.62 m
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 6th 66.96 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, United States 16th (q) 74.46 m
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 4th 75.70 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 19th (q) 73.92 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 27th (q) 72.47 m
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 7th 76.66 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 27th (q) 72.97 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 12th 73.30 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 16th (q) 75.63 m
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 2nd 76.98 m
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 80.21 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 8th 77.79 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 17th (q) 75.55 m
2005 Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 2nd 75.57 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th (q) 74.99 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (q) 72.94 m
World Cup Athens, Greece 5th 74.13 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 22nd (q) 71.58 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 18th (q) 74.33 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 23rd (q) 72.02 m
Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 3rd 73.69 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 37th (q) 67.19 m


  • Alexandros Papadimitriou at IAAF
  • Alexandros Papadimitriou
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Alexandros Papadimitriou". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  1. ^ Greek all-time list, men Archived 2012-12-05 at - Athletix
  2. ^ USC's Kiss captures hammer throw 06/02/1994 | Archives | - Houston Chronicle

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