Thomas Sbokos (Greek : Θωμάς Σμπώκος; born 10 April 1972 in Heraklion) is a Greek sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres.
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He won the bronze medal at the 1995 Summer Universiadeand finished fourth at the 1996 European Indoor Championships. He also competed at the 1996 Olympic Games and the World Championships in 1995 and 1997 without reaching the final.
The 1995 Summer Universiade, also known as the XVIII Summer Universiade, took place in Fukuoka, Japan.
These are the official results of the men's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were 37 nations competing. Canada won the gold medal with the United States claiming the silver and Brazil taking the bronze.
The 5th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden on 5–13 August 1995.
His personal best time was 20.28 seconds, achieved in July 1995 in Patras. This ranks him third among Greek 200 metres sprinters, behind Konstantinos Kenteris and Anastassios Gousis.
Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215 km (134 mi) west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras.
Konstantinos "Kostas" Kenteris, also spelled as Konstadinos "Costas" Kederis is a former Greek athlete. He won gold medals in the 200 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the 2001 World Championships in Athletics and the 2002 European Championships in Athletics, making him the only European sprinter to win the gold medal in all three major competitions and the only European World Champion in the 200 metres races. Additionally, he has won two gold, three silver and two bronze medals in the European Cup, as well as three gold medals in the 200 metres at the Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria. He is also a 14-time golden medalist at the Greek Athletics Championships and a five-time golden medalist at the Greek Indoor Athletics Championships. He withdrew from the 2004 Summer Olympics, held in his home country, after a doping violation.
|1995||Summer Universiade||Fukuoka, Japan||3rd||200 m||20.75|
|1996||European Indoor Championships||Stockholm, Sweden||4th||200 m||21.74|
|Olympic Games||Atlanta, USA||43rd (h)||200 m||20.88|
|1998||European Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||7th (sf)||200 m||20.91|
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