Nikolaidis secures ticket to London Olympics

Tae kwon do Olympian Alexandros Nikolaidis will represent Greece for the fourth time in his career in the Olympic Games next year.

The two-time silver medalist bagged the bronze in the +80 kilogram category at the Olympic qualification event that concluded on July 3 at Baku, Azerbaijan.

He won the bronze-medal match against China’s Liu Xiaobo in the sudden-death process to clinch the all-important Olympic ticket for the 2012 London Games.

Nikolaidis was second in his category both in the 2004 Olympics in Athens and in the 2008 Games in Beijing.