Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas

Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas (Greek: Λυκούργος-Στέφανος Τσάκωνας; born 8 March 1990) is a Greek sprinter, specializing in 200 metres.

Greece Sprinter

Career

Born in Sparta, he made his first international appearance at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics. He participated in the 400 meters event and was eliminated in the first round. In 200 meters he was much more competitive, proving his specialty in the event. He set a personal best of 21.49 seconds to reach the final, in which eventually he failed to finish the race.

In 2008 he improved his personal best to 21.20 seconds at Athens Olympic Stadium and later competed at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics where he reached the 200 m semi-finals. At the 2009 European Team Championships he took the fifth place, while at the 2009 European Athletics Junior Championships he managed to run under 21 seconds for the first time (20.94 s), taking the fourth place. He also represented Greece at the 2009 Mediterranean Games, taking the eighth place.

At the beginning of 2010, he was second at the Greek national indoor championship in 60 metres, setting a personal best of 6.76 seconds. He made an impressive progression in the summer season as well: in 200 meters he ran 20.77 s at the Papaflessiameeting, he won the 200 m national title and later took the second place at the 2010 European Team Championships with a performance of 20.69 seconds. At his first major senior competition, the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, he entered the final and finished in the seventh place. At the 2011 European Athletics U23 Championships he won the gold medal, setting a Greek U-23 Record of 20.56 seconds to beat Britain’s James Alaka (The 2011 U23 champion in 100 metres).

Personal bests

PERSONAL BEST – OUTDOOR

PERFORMANCEWINDPLACEDATE
100 Metres10.27-0.9Kalamáta

29 MAY 2015

200 Metres

20.09+0.8Roma (Stadio Olimpico)04 JUN 2015
400 Metres48.02Athína (Olympic Stadium)

23 JUN 2007

PERSONAL BEST – INDOOR

PERFORMANCEWINDPLACEDATE
60 Metres6.69Pireás (P&F Stadium)

14 FEB 2015

Year

CompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
2009Mediterranean GamesPescara, Italy8th200 m

21.27

2010

European ChampionshipsBarcelona, Spain7th200 m20.90
2011European U23 ChampionshipsOstrava, Czech Republic1st200 m

20.56 (wind: -1.4m/s) (PB)

8th (h)

4x100m relay40.37
2012European ChampionshipsHelsinki, Finland2nd (h) DSQ200 m

20.73

Summer Olympics

London, United Kingdom12th (sf)200 m

20.52 (PB)

2013

Mediterranean GamesMersin, Turkey1st200 m

20.45 (PB)

World Championships

Moscow, Russia17th (sf)200 m20.56
2014European ChampionshipsZurich, Switzerland7th200 m

20.53

2011, Gold medal – first place, European U23 Championships, Ostrava, 200 m

2013, Gold medal – first place, Mediterranean Games, Mersin, 200 m

2015, Champion of IAAF Diamond League, Rome,  200 m