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Adonios FOKAIDIS
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Greece   
GenderMen
Born29 Aug 1989
Height1.77 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Afrodite Giareni
Occupation
Chef
Languages
English, Greek
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"Open water swimming is completely different from the pool. I like that each match is different and you never know the situation. Physical contact with the wave adds a whole other dimension to the sport."
Club / Team
Olympiacos: Greece
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking. (Instagram profile, 29 Apr 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nikos Gemelos. (olympiacossfp.gr, 02 Jul 2018)
Hero / Idol
Greek swimmer Spyridon Gianniotis. (sportsfeed.gr, 13 Dec 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive open water swimming in 2018. "From the beginning, I never wanted to miss a single championships. I've always wanted to train our children at home and not just to walk around or look for a pool to exercise. That dream did not come true during the years I swam for Olympiakos but I hope that my teammates will live it as soon as possible. There is a very strong pitch in distances, behind me, in Olympiakos. So I choose to stop now and continue with something else in my life, in the cooking professions." (Instagram profile, 09 Oct 2018; olympiacossfp.gr, 02 Jul 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
27 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 55:33.6
29 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:51:27.3
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 56:18.6
32 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 1:50:20.7
17 2013 Barcelona, ESP 25km 4:50:55.1
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 54:03.3
23 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 1:55:02.1
29 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 56:46.0
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km - Team Time Trial 59:22.8
16 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 1:52:41.3
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:50:10.1
10 2014 Berlin, GER 5 km 55:08.0
2 2014 Berlin, GER 5km - Team Time Trial 56:05.5
14 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5 km 1:01:01.4
23 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 1:56:07.1
1 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5km - Team Time Trial 59:03.0
28 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 10km 2:03:41.8
4 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 5km - Team Time Trial 58:08.1