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Greek showjumper Ioli Mytilineou makes historic qualification for Paris Olympics

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In 2024 Ioli Mytilineou will become the first representative of Greek show jumping in the history of the Olympic Games. 

The qualification period for equestrian events at the Olympic Games closed on December, 31, 2023.

Iolli Mytilineou, having had an outstanding year, secured her spot in the Paris Olympics through the ranking system in the Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia zone. 

In the show jumping event, 60 spots were filled through team qualifications, and the remaining 15 were allocated based on the ranking.

27-year-old Mytilineou will become the 8th representative of Greek equestrianism in the Olympic Games and the third to qualify (Eleni Drakatou made this achievement in 1996, but did not compete, and Heidi Antikatzidis also did in 2000 in Sydney). 

Without any unforeseen circumstances to get in the way, Mytilineou will be the first in the show jumping event. 

The Greek Olympic team for Paris 2024 currently includes:

Athletics – 3:

  • Antigoni Drisbioti (20km walk)
  • Miltos Tentoglou (long jump)
  • Emmanouil Karalis (pole vault)

Gymnastics – 1:

  •  Eleftherios Petrounias (rings)

Swimming – 5:

  • Kristian Golomeev (50m freestyle)
  • Stergios Bilas (50m freestyle)
  • Apostolos Christou (100m backstroke)
  • Anna Doudounaki (100m butterfly)
  • Apostolos Siskos (200m backstroke)

Cycling – 1:

  •  Georgios Bouglas (road cycling)

Wrestling – 1: 

  • Georgios Kougkoumtzidis (74kg freestyle)

Shooting – 5: 

  • Anna Korakaki (10/25m air pistol)
  • Christina Bourmpou (10m air pistol)
  •  Emmanouela Chatzouraki (skit)
  • Makis Mitas (skit), Babis Chalkiadakis (skit)

Water Polo – 1:

  • Men’s national team (12)

Rowing – 2: 

  • Stefanos Douskos (skiff), Christina Bourmpou, Evangelia Anastasiadou (double sculls)

Equestrian – 1:

  • Ioli Mytilineou (show jumping)

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