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  • The Bronze Medalist, Sofia Papadopoulou is racing under the colours of i.Tech.
    24/3/2010
She was born in Athens Greece, on the 19th of November of 1983.
She has graduated the Academy of Gymnastics of Athens, specialized in Sailing. She speaks good English and she owns the ECDL diploma.
Sofia is a member of the Nautical Club of Vouliagmeni and she contests at the category 470 Women.

She made her first steps in sailing after her father’s promptness. Sofia’s father remained her trainer for many years after.
When she was 8, she participated to the pre-agonistic team of OPTIMIST and back in 1991she took part at the OPTIMISTS team, where she was awarded as the youngest athlete.

Since 1992 she has participated in many national and international races where she was mostly awarded. One of Sofia’s bigger achievements was back in 1998, when she gained the 3rd place in the Women Optimist Balkan Championship. After this success Sofia realized that sailing was more than a game for her. It was a priority! She was thirsty for competing, making new friend out of her co-athletes, discussing and exploring new sailing tricks etc. From now on, sailing was the way of Sofia’s life!
In the following years Sofia Papadopoulou was competing in Europe 420 category along with Maria-Nefeli Sampati, Spyridoula Mileou and Helen Kafetzidaki. Furthermore, she has raced in category 470 next to Aliki Kourkoulou and Adamantia Tzinieri and in the Lighting category along with Spyridoula Mileou and Helen Kafetzidaki.

The next great success of Sofia was the second place she gained world widely at the category 420. This victory granted Sofia as one of the best athletes in her category and prepared her path to championship.

At the end of 2005 Sofia started to race along with Sofia Mpekatorou and Virginia Kravarioti, in Yngling category. This co-operation brought in Greece the Bronze Medal, at the Olympic Games of Beijing, in 2008.
From the beginning of 2010, Sofia is racing under the colours of i.Tech and remains always faithful at her first principal: “There will always be something that will make things fuzzy but your target has to be settled and clear!”


You are welcome to visit Sofia’s home page on the internet: http://www.sofiapapadopoulou.com

 

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