ARTYMATA Eleni < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Cyprus   
Gender Women
Born 16 May 1986 in Paralimni, CYP
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Paralimni, CYP
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, Greek
Higher education Pedagogy, Physical Education - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Greece
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up athletics at age 10.
Why this sport? Athletics coaches came to her school to look for students with potential as part of a sports development programme run by the Cyprus Sports Organisation.
Club / Team GSE: Cyprus
Name of coach Antonis Giannoulakis [personal]
General Interest
Nicknames Arty (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Hobbies Doing puzzles, reading. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement Finishing eighth in the 200m at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Injuries In July 2014 she injured her foot at a meet in Argos Orestiko, Greece, and missed the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (24sports.com.cy, 10 Jul 2014; onsports.gr, 10 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You want it, you get it." (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Awards and honours In November 2019 she was presented with the 'Silver' Honorary Distinction by the Amateur Athletic Association of Cyprus. (stivoz.gr, 07 Nov 2019)

She was named the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year by the Cyprus Sports Writers' Association. (famagusta-gazette.com, 09 Jan 2013)
Famous relatives Her cousin Konstantinos Laifis is a Cypriot professional football player. (Athlete, 28 Jul 2021)
Other information FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied pedagogy of physical education at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. (Facebook profile, 18 Jun 2020)