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Famous Female Athletes from Greece

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List of popular female athletes from Greece, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Greece has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Greek female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Greece in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Greece in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

Athletes here include everything from Styliani Tsikouna to Ekaterini Voggoli.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Greece?" and "Who are the greatest female Greek athletes?"
  • Fani Chalkia (Greek: Φανή Χαλκιά, [faˈni xalˈca], born February 2, 1979 in Larissa), also transliterated as Halkia or Khalkia, is a retired Greek hurdler.An athlete of Olympiacos, Chalkia won the gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. During the semifinals Halkia set an Olympic record of 52.77 seconds. On August 16, 2008, during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing it was announced that she tested positive for the banned substance methyltrienolone. Chalkia denied she has taken any banned substance, and asked for her 'B' sample to be tested, which also tested positive the next day. On December 12, 2008, the IAAF announced that she would be banned from... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Larissa, Greece
    • Nationality: Greece
  • Niki Bakoyianni (Greek: Νίκη Μπακογιάννη, [ˈnici bakoˈʝani], born June 9, 1968) is a retired Greek high jumper. She was born in Lamia.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Lamia, Greece
    • Nationality: Greece
  • Ekaterini Thanou
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    Ekaterini Thanou (Greek: Αικατερίνη Θάνου, [ekateˈrini ˈθanu]; born 1 February 1975), also known as Katerina Thanou, is a Greek former sprinter. She won numerous medals in the 100 metres, including an Olympic silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, while she was the 2002 European champion in Munich, Germany. She had also been crowned world and European champion in the 60 metres at the indoor championships. In 2007, Marion Jones, who won in the 100 metres at the 2000 Olympics leaving Thanou in the second place, admitted that she had used steroids and her gold medal was withdrawn by the International Olympic Committee, but was not reallocated to Thanou due to the fact... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Nationality: Greece
  • Anastasia "Tasoula" Kelesidou (Greek: Αναστασία Κελεσίδου, [anastaˈsia celeˈsiðu], born 28 November 1972 in Hamburg, Germany) is a retired Greek discus thrower best known for winning silver medals at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics. During her career she set seven Greek records in discus throw, the best being 67.70 metres.Her only international victory came at the 1997 Mediterranean Games.... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Nationality: Greece