meeting is dedicated to the memory of Constantinos
Tsiklitiras, a Panellinios's Athletic Club
athlete, who won 4 medals in two consecutive Olympic
Games. Constantinos Tsiklitiras was born in 1888 in
Pylos of the Peloponnese and became famouse for
participating in jumping events.
height (1.92m) added to his extraordinary performance
in high jump and standing long jump.
the Olympic Games held in London in 1908, he won the
silver medal for the standing long jump at 3.33m and
the silver medal for the standing high jump at 1.57.
Four years later at the Olympic Games held in
Stockholm in 1912, he won the gold medal for the
standing long jump at 3.37m and third for the standing
high jump at 1.60m. Since 1912 he held the best record
in the world for the standing long jump at 3.47m.
died in 1913 at the young age of 25 years. The games
dedicated to the memory of Constantinos Tsiklitiras
acquired great success during the decade of 1970 as
Olympic games winners and athletes with world records
competed in these meetings.
INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF THE
as an international 3-day meeting and nowadays it has
evolved into a Grand Prix where world records are
achieved such as the one of Asafa Powell in the 100m with an
amazing 9.77 in the 2005 edition in Olympic Stadium.
"TSIKLITIRIA" were first held at the Panathinaikon
Stadium in 1963 during 29, 30 and 31 May and were dedicated
to the memory of Kostas Tsiklitiras, Olympic Winner of
Those years gave the opportunity to Greek fans to admire in
person some of the greatest names of all time in track and
field events. Olympic medallists Irina Sewinska (200m) from
Poland, Mack Wilkins (discus) from USA, Wladislaw
Kozakiewich (pole vault) from Poland, Dwight Stones (high
jump) from USA, Al Foyerbach (discus) from USA, Argentina
Menis (discus) from Romania were some of the champions of
the 70's decade.
Following a nineteen-year interval, "TSIKLITIRIA" was
once again held in 1998, by Panellinios A.C., without having
lost any of its initial splendour.
Athletes such as Asafa Powell with his amazing world record
of 9.77 in the 100m dash in 2005, Maurice Green (100m)
holder of the world record (9.79) in 1999, Kathy Freeman
(400m), Kostas Kenteris (200m), Periklis Iakovakis (400m
hurdles) , Fani Halkia (400m hurdles) Sergei Boumka (pole
vault), Anier Garcia (110m hurdles), Teresa Marinova
(triple jump), Colin Jackson (110m hurdles), Katerina Thanou
(100m), Gale Divers (100m), Nourredine Morceli (1.500m.),
Sarka Kasparkova (triple jump), Jean Galfione (pole vault),
Maxim Tarasov (pole vault), Aki Parviainen (javelin), Kostas
Gatsioudis (javelin), Haike Dreschler (long jump), Fiona May
(long jump), Ato Boldon (100m.), Frank Frederics (200m),
Noah Nieni (1.000m.), Daniel Comen (3.000m.) are some of the
athletes who were present the past years in the Grand Prix