Ekaterini Thanou

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Date of Birth February 1, 1975
Place of Birth Greece
Age 46 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Ekaterini Thanou, also known as Katerina Thanou, is a Greek former sprinter. She won numerous medals in the 100 metres, including an Olympic silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, while she was the 2002 European champion in Munich, Germany. She had also been crowned world and European champion in the 60 metres at the indoor championships. In 2007, Marion Jones, who won in the 100 metres at the 2000 Olympics leaving Thanou in the second place, admitted that she had used steroids and her gold medal was withdrawn by the International Olympic Committee, but was not reallocated to Thanou due to the fact that she was also involved in doping.

Country: Greece
Sport: Track and field
Event(s): 100 metres, 60 metres
Personal best(s): 10.83 sec, 6.96 sec

About Ekaterini Thanou

Sprinter who staged a motorcycle accident before the 2004 Summer Olympics to avoid testing for drugs; she had to withdraw from the games.

Before Fame

She won the 100-meters silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Achievement

She returned to competition at the European Indoor Athletics Championships following her Olympic humiliation, where the crowd informed her of their displeasure with loud boos.

Family Life

Her family was residing in Athens when she was born.

Associations

She was not given Marion Jones' 2000 Summer Olympics gold medal after the International Olympic Committee withdrew it over Jones' doping admissions, because of her involvement in the 2004 controversy.

Information related to Ekaterini Thanou

  • Greek sportspeople in doping cases
  • Greek female sprinters
  • Olympiacos Athletics athletes
  • Greek European Athletics champions (track and field)
  • Olympic silver medalists for Greece
  • Competitors at the 1997 Mediterranean Games
  • Olympic athletes of Greece
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Latest information about Ekaterini Thanou updated on March 04, 2021.

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