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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Greece
Men's Sailing
Gold 1996 Atlanta Windsurfing-Mistral
Silver 2004 Athens Windsurfing-Mistral

Nikolaos "Nikos" Kaklamanakis (Greek: Νικόλαος Κακλαμανάκης, born August 19, 1968 in Athens) is the Greek Gold-medal winner who lit the Olympic torch in the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

One of the most popular athletes in Greece, Nikolaos Kaklamanakis is a three-time Mistral class windsurfing world champion and a gold medalist at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Sailing. He won silver in the event at the 2003 World Championships in Cádiz, Spain, behind Przemek Miarczynski of Poland. In the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Kaklamanakis took the silver medal behind Gal Fridman of Israel. Four years later, in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games he finished 6th in the RS:X Men Sailing Race.

Selected achievements

Medal Event Year
Gold European Championship (Mistral) 1994
Bronze IMCO World Championship 1995
Gold Australasian Championship (Mistral) 1995
Gold IMCO World Championship 1996
Gold Atlanta Olympics 1996
Gold Athens EUROLYMP 1998
Gold Mistral World Championship 2000
Bronze International ASA Windsurfing Championship 2001
Gold Mistral World Championship 2001
Silver ISAF World Championship 2003
Silver Athens Olympics 2004

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