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Athanasios KYNIGAKIS
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Greece   
GenderMen
Born21 Aug 1998 in Athens, GRE
Height1.83 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Athens, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Greek
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up open water swimming in 2018.
Club / Team
AO Palaio Faliro: Greece
Name of coach
Alexandros Moraris [national]; Vangelis Kozompolis [personal]
General Interest
Nicknames
Alkis (Facebook profile, 09 Dec 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. (fina.org, 20 Jun 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Vangelis Kozompolis. (koe.org.gr, 27 Apr 2020)
Other sports
He has competed in both open water swimming and swimming at international level. He competed in swimming at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (fthis.gr, 05 Aug 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2022 Budapest, HUN 5km 54:32.8
  2022 Budapest, HUN 10km  DNS
13 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10km 1:48:15.4
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
14 2021 Budakalász, HUN 10km 1:52:06.8
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
30 2021   10km  
28 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:49:35.9
12 2021 Doha, QAT 10km 1:52:21.9
  2020   10km  
29 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:50:11.7
29 2019   10km  
4 2019 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:50:24.2
33 2019 Doha, QAT 10km 1:53:23.0