Sofia Sakorafa Becomes First Woman to Head Greece’s SEGAS

ATHENS — Former star athlete and current MP Sofia Sakorafa became the first woman to head the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS), Greece's oldest sports federation, following an online vote on Wednesday.

SEGAS was founded in 1897 to represent all sports, before they split off to form federations of their own, and currently focuses on track and field sports.

Sakorafa was born in 1957 in Trikala and has held multiple records and awards in national and international javelin events. In 1982 she achieved a world record, throwing the javeling 74.20m, a record she maintained to 1983. She holds 17 national records, improving her previous records by over 30m. In international meets, she gained bronze in the European games of Athens (1982), gold in the Split games (1979) and bronze in the Latakia games (1987).

She graduated from the then-National Academy of Physical Training in Thessaloniki and after leaving the sports arena became a politician. She was elected MP for the first time with PASOK in Athens (2007) and was expelled by the party in 2010 after refusing to vote for the first loan memorandum. She has served as MP and EuroMP with Syriza, and as of 2019 serves as MP of MeRA25.


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