Sofia Sakorafa, Greece

Sofia Sakorafa

World Record: 74.20m Khania 26 Sep 1982

Sofia Sakorafa is a former javelin thrower from Greece. She was born in Trikala.
She broke the world record on 1982-09-26 with a throw of 74.20 metres. That mark stood as a Greek record until the new javelin was introduced in 1999.
Sakorafa started competing in athletics at age fifteen as a member of Trikala Gymnastic Club. In total, Sakorafa – often pushed by her antagonism with Anna Verouli – broke the Greek record for the javelin seventeen times. She competed in the 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics.

source: wikipedia

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