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Name  Niki Bakoyianni

Height  1.7 m
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Olympic medals  Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's high jump
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Niki Bakoyianni (Greek: Νίκη Μπακογιάννη, [ˈnici bakoˈʝani], born June 9, 1968) is a retired Greek high jumper. She was born in Lamia.

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Biography

She is best known for winning a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics after a tough competition with Stefka Kostadinova, who eventually became Olympic champion. This was Bakogianni's second silver medal that year, as she had placed second in the European Indoor Championships.

Bakoyanni had several honours in minor athletics competitions, such as the Mediterranean Games and the Balkan Games. She won the gold medal in the latter three times (1990 in Istanbul, 1992 in Sofia and 1994 in Trikala).

Her personal best jump of 2.03 metres is the current Greek record.

After retiring she has worked as a coach. She coaches high jumper Konstadinos Baniotis.

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Achievements

Note: Results with a Q, indicate overall position in qualifying round.

References

Niki Bakoyianni Wikipedia


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