Eleni Avlonitou

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Greek politician, swimmer and ergophysiologist

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According to Wikipedia, Eleni Avlonitou is a former Greek swimming champion, ergophysiologist and politician of the Coalition of the Radical Left . Since 2014, she has been a Member of the Hellenic Parliament. Swimming career Eleni Avlonitou began her swimming career at the relatively late age of 10 at Ethnikos Gymnastikos Syllogos of Athens, one of the oldest sports clubs in Greece. Her entry into the club coincided with the hiring of the famed Greek swimming coach Giorgos Mpias as coach of the swimming team of Ethnikos Gymnastikos Syllogos. Their cooperation resulted in a sea change in Greek swimming. After a year Eleni Avlonitou was a national record holder in her age group. In 1971 at the age of 13 Eleni Avlonitou achieved her first women's national records . In March 1972 she became the first Greek female swimmer to qualify for the Olympics and she participated in the Munich Olympics in 4 events . That year the Greek Association of Sports Press voted her best swimmer of 1972. In 1973 Eleni Avlonitou was voted best female athlete of the year by the Greek Association of Sports Press. After interrupting swimming for one year in 1976, Eleni Avlonitou achieved a comeback in 1977, improving her national records 12 times until 1980.

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