Ekaterini Stefanidi

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Pole Vaulter
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Date of Birth February 4, 1990
Place of Birth Athens, Greece
Age 30 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Ekaterini Stefanidi

Katerina Stefanidi is a Greek pole vaulter. She won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games with a jump of 4.85 meters., while she has also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is the current European outdoor and indoor champion and a World indoor championships medalist.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): Pole vault
Coached by: Mitchell Krier
Personal best(s): 4.90 m (i), 4.86 m

About Ekaterini Stefanidi

Greek pole vaulter recognized for representing her home nation in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, she took the gold medal in pole vaulting.

Before Fame

She began her junior pole vaulting career in 2005 and earned her first success by winning gold at the Marrakesh World Youth Championships.

Achievement

In 2016, she won the gold at the European Championships in Amsterdam.

Family Life

Both of her parents, Georgios Stefanidis and Zoi Vareli, were competitive athletes. They competed in the triple jump and sprint respectively. Her younger sister, Georgia, and husband, Mitchell Krier, were also competitive pole vaulters.

Associations

Both she and Yelena Isinbayeva are Olympic gold medalists in pole vaulting.

Information related to Ekaterini Stefanidi

  • Greek female pole vaulters
  • Greek European Athletics champions (track and field)
  • Olympic gold medalists for Greece
  • World Championships in Athletics athletes for Greece
  • Stanford Cardinal track and field athletes
  • Olympic athletes of Greece
  • Sportspeople from Athens
  • Track and field people from California
  • Olympic gold medalists in athletics (track and field)
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Latest information about Ekaterini Stefanidi updated on October 19, 2020.

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