Alex Poursanidis
blank Alex Poursanidis
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Paphos, Cyprus

High School:
1st Lyceum of Ethnarch Makariou

Height:
6-2

Event:
Throws

2014: Indoor - Finished fourth in the weight throw at the Cherry & Silver Invite with a mark of 63 feet, 5 ½ inches...Launched a season-best throw of 64-3 to take second at the VT Elite Meet...Took second at the Texas A&M Invite with a throw of 64-1...Finished sixth at the SEC Championships after launching the weight 63-9.50.

High School: Cyprus record holder in the 4kg, 5kg and the 6kg hammer throws...Took eighth in the 7.26kg hammer at the 2013 European Championships U-23 in Finland with a personal-best throw of 222 feet, 10 inches...Finished fourth at the 2012 World Championships in the 6kg hammer with a top throw of 249-6...Silver medalist after reaching 230-7 in the 5kg hammer at 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore...Won a bronze medal in the 5kg hammer at the 2009 World Gymansiade in Quatar...Coached by Panikos Panagiotou...Also wrestled at his school.

Personal: Born January 23, 1993...Son of Victor Poursanidis and Ellada Paraskevova...Served in the military prior to enrolling at UGA...Majoring in Psychology.

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