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Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos (1874 - 1956) was a Greek athlete. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos

Paraskevopoulos competed in the discus throw, an event which the Greek public felt that a Greek athlete was sure to win. Indeed, when Paraskevopoulos threw the discus 28.95 metres, it seemed as if he had won the event. The only athlete left to throw was Robert Garrett of the United States, who had been unable to throw the discus any distance in his first two throws. Garrett's final attempt, however, was a good one and sailed to 29.15 metres, relegating Paraskevopoulos to second place.

Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos, Photo: A. Meyer, Athens, Benaki Museum

Men's discus throw

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