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Greek Pole Vaulter Katerina Stefanidi a Candidate for IOC Athletes' Commission

Greece's recent Olympic gold medalist in the pole vault Katerina Stefanidi was confirmed on Thursday as an official candidate for membership in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. The election will be held during the Tokyo Olympic Games...

Greece’s Stefanidi Wins Bronze at World Athletics Championship

Katerina Stefanidi won bronze in the women’s pole vault at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha on Sunday, with a season-best clearance of 4.85 metres. The former world champion and Olympic gold medalist could do no better than landing...

Katerina Stefanidi Makes History After Winning Fourth Gold Medal at IAAF Diamond League

Greek world champion Katerina Stefanidi won the women’s pole vault competition on Friday night in Brussels at the IAAF Diamond League. The Greek champion added another gold medal to her rich collection of trophies, as this was the fourth consecutive...

Stefanidi and Kyriakopoulou Get 1st and 2nd Place in Pole Vault in Shanghai (video)

Katerina Stefanidi and Nicole Kyriakopoulou were off to a great start in the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday, jumping 4.72m both in pole vault jumping and getting first and second place respectively. Stefanidi was the winner of the race, reaching...

Stefanidi Takes Second Place at Boston Indoor Athletics

Olympic women's pole vault champion, Greece's Katerina Stefanidi, won second place at the Boston Indoor Grand Prix Athletics competition on Saturday. This meet is the first of six in the IAAF World Indoor Tour. US Champion Katie Nageotte cleared 4.86...

Three Greek Athletes Fight for Gold in European Pole Vault Final

Katerina Stefanidi (pictured), Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou and Eleni Polak advanced to the women's pole vault final at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin to take place on Thursday. Thursday night will be a great evening for Greek athletics as the three women are...

Karalis Books Ticket to World Champs With Record Pole Vault

Greek athlete Emmanouil Karalis broke the world record in the teen pole vault by "flying" over 5.78-meter (18.96 feet) in the second day of the Pan-Hellenic Teen Track Championship on Sunday. The previous record was held by Swedish-American pole vaulter...

Greek Golden Girl Stefanidi Named European Athlete of the Year

Greek Olympic pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi was named female European Athlete of the Year at the 2017 Golden Tracks award ceremony on Saturday. "Only the nomination and the fact that I reached the top 3 of Europe for the...

Katerina Stefanidi’s Outburst: I am Greek and European!

Katerina Stefanidi reacted angrily to suggestions in social media that she cannot claim the title of Europe's top athlete for 2017, as long as she lives mostly in the US. The Olympic and World champion in pole vaulting responded to...

Stefanidi Wins 12th Consecutive Pole Vault Competition

Greece’s Katerina Stefanidi on Sunday won yet another pole vault competition, her 12th consecutive one, at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting. The Olympic, European and world champion cleared 4.75m to take the top spot. Stefanidi also upped the...