Greek weightlifter who won two Olympic metallic medals, 1 in 1996 in Atlanta and 1 in 2000 in Sydney. He was announced European Champ in 1990 at age 19. He also earned two World Tournament yellow metal medals in 1998 and 1999. His sister Eunice also been trained in competitive weightlifting. He competed in the 2000 Olympics, as do American runner Marion Jones.