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Full name  Savvas Panavoglou
Weight  120 kg (265 lb)
Nationality  Greece
Sport  Athletics

Residence  Thessaloniki, Greece
Name  Savvas Panavoglou
Height  1.97 m (6 ft 5 ⁄2 in)
Events  Discus throw
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Born  14 August 1974 (age 41) (1974-08-14) Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Savvas Panavoglou (Greek: Σάββας Παναβόγλου; born August 14, 1974 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR) is a retired Greek discus thrower. Holding a dual citizenship to compete internationally, he was selected to compete for the host nation Greece's largest Olympic team in the discus throw at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and also trained throughout his sporting career for Iraklis Thessaloniki under his coach Kostas Spanidis. In 2002, Panavoglou has launched a Greek record-breaking throw of 63.18 m from the EAA Permit Meeting in Thessaloniki.

Panavoglou qualified for the Greek squad in the men's discus throw at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens by posting an Olympic B-standard throw of 62.73 m from the Vardinoyannia EAA Permit Meeting in Rethymno. During the prelims, Panavoglou unleashed the discus into the field with an initial distance of 57.26 m, and then extended it powerfully to his best effort at 58.47 m on his second attempt. With his next throw being slightly shorter than his best by nearly a full meter, Panavoglou wound up to twenty-third spot in a field of thirty-nine athletes, and did not advance past the qualifying round.

Panavoglou currently resides in Thessaloniki, and works as a worldly renowned chiropractor for numerous track and field athletes, including Cypriot high jumper Kyriakos Ioannou and Jamaica's two-time Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown.


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