|Native name||Φανή Χαλκιά|
|Born||2 February 1979|
|Event(s)||400 metres hurdles|
|Achievements and titles|
|Highest world ranking||1st|
|Personal best(s)||52.77 sec|
Fani Chalkia (Greek : Φανή Χαλκιά, [faˈni xalˈca] , born February 2, 1979 in Larissa), also transliterated as Halkia or Khalkia, is a retired Greek hurdler.
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|22 August 2004||400 meters hurdles||Athens, Greece||52.77 s (OR)|
|12 September 2004||400 meters||Berlin, Germany||50.56 s (NR)|
|6 March 2004||400 meters (indoor)||Budapest, Hungary||51.68 s (NR)|
|24 June 2007||200 meters||Munich, Germany||23.30 s|
|1998||World Junior Championships||Annecy, France||27th (h)||400m hurdles||62.50|
|2004||World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||6th||400 m||52.90|
|6th||4 × 400 m relay||3:39.23|
|Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||1st||400 m hurdles||52.82|
|7th||4 × 400 m relay||3:45.70|
|World Athletics Final||Monte Carlo, Monaco||4th||400 m hurdles||55.10|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||2nd||400 m hurdles||54.02|
|World Cup||Athens, Greece||5th||400 m||50.94 (SB)|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||22nd (h)||400 m hurdles||56.58|
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