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Improving Chondrokoukis is fifth in the world

One of the most improved Greek athletes in the last couple of years, Dimitris Chondrokoukis, registered the country’s best performance to date at the World Championship in Daegu by finishing fifth in the men’s high-jump final on September 1.

The 23-year-old athlete matched his personal best by clearing 2.32 meters with the third attempt, but could not go over 2.35m to get onto the podium.

His progress this year has been remarkable and bodes well ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games. In March he ended up fifth at the European Indoor Championship in Paris.

Louis Tsatoumas missed out on the long-jump final by just two centimeters. He measured 8.01 meters in his first attempt.

In the men’s javelin, both Gervasios Filippidis and Spyros Lembesis failed to reach the final, finishing 21st and 30th respectively.