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22/7/201333-year-old Greek swimmer Spyros Gianniotis wins the gold medal in the men’s 10 km open water at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona. It is the second consecutive gold and fourth medal in a world championship and Gianniotis becomes the older world champion in an open sea competition.
22/7/2012Johnny Vekris, lawyer and vice president of Panathinaikos FC during the 2010-11 season, dies at the age of 52 years. During that time, he participated as an actor in the drama film of Giorgos Lamthimos, “Alps” and immediately after, he experienced a health problem which he fought for more than a year.
22/7/2010PSAT institutionalize a new award for their annual awards ceremony where the top athletes, coaches and teams of the year are honored. The first “Most talented athlete in athletics in Greece” award will be handed in honor of Socratis Giolias, who was shot dead by terrorists on 12/7/2010, during the 2010 ceremony.
22/7/2005Russian Yelena Isinbayeva becomes the first woman pole vaulter ever to clear five metres at the Norwich Union London Grand Prix Meet in Crystal Palace, breaking the world record twice, in 4.96 and in 5 metres
22/7/2001A rendering of the original ''swoosh'' by Carolyn Davidson goes on auction. Davidson designed the famous ''swoosh, now one of the world's most recognized trademarks, in 1971 when Phil Knight asked her to do some design work for his small company NIKE (the name of Greek goddess Niki, which means ''victory''). She was paid $35 for her work
22/7/1996Greek Valerios Leonidis and Turkish Naim Suleymanoglu struggle to the last minute for the olympic gold in the 64kg category in weightlifting. Finally Suleymanoglu takes first place and Leonidis second with 332.5kgs. It is Suleymanoglu's 3d consecutive olympic gold
22/7/1995Greece win the Juniors Basketball world title after defeating Australia 91-73 in Athens. Efthimis Rentzias is voted MVP of the tournament (33 points, 21 rebs and 10 blocks in the final). Two years later, he will go to Barcelona. The other boys (Papanikolaou, Karagoutis, Hatzis, Kalaitzis, Kakiouzis, Barlas and Soulis) will also have the chance to continue their careers in major european and greek clubs
22/7/1984American golfer Kathy Whitworth completes 85 career wins surpassing Sam Snead
22/7/1980Russian swimmer Vladimir Salnikov becomes the first to break the 15-minute barrier in the 1500m freestyle (14.58.27) at the Moscow Olympics. In his career he will win 4 gold olympic medals (3 in Moscow, 1 in Seoul)
22/7/1980Greek wrestling champion (62kg) Stelios Miyakis wins olympic gold at the Moscow Olympics
22/7/1960Ioanna Kondossi equals the record of Domna Kabounidou-Lanitou in the 100m race (12.4). Domna Kabounidou was the first greek woman to take part in Olympic Games

 

             
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