Eleni Artymata

Eleni Artymata (Greek: Ελένη Αρτυματά, born May 16, 1986 in Paralimni) is a track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for Cyprus.[1]

Eleni Artymata
Eleni Artymata at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.
Personal information
Born (1986-05-16) May 16, 1986
Paralimni, Cyprus
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
Country Cyprus
Event(s)100 metres,200 metres,400 metres
Updated on 22 July 2012.


Artymata represented Cyprus at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 200 metres, where she reached the second round. She won two medals, a gold in the 200 m and a bronze in the 100 m at the Mediterranean Games in Pescara. She also won two gold at the 2005 Games of the Small States of Europe.

At the 2009 World Athletics Championships, she reached the final of the 200 metres, where she finished 8th. She recorded her personal best in the 200 m of 22.64 seconds in the semi finals of the same event.[2]

At the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona. Artymata finished sixth in the final, improving her own national record to 22.61.[3]

Later in 2010, at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, Artymata was one of the favourites for the 200 metres title. She was the fastest qualifier in the heats in 23.23. However, she was disqualified after winning her semi final in 23.15, for running out of her lane. The final was won by Cydonie Mothersill in 22.89.[4]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she reached the semi-finals of the 200 m.[5] That year at the European Championships, she reached the final.[6]

In 2013, Artymata won her second Mediterranean Games 200 metres title in Mersin. She had previously won in Pescara in 2009. Her third gold medal in the competition came in 2018 in Tarragona, this time in the 400 metres, in a National record time of 51.19, beating Italy‘s two-time European Champion Libania Grenot.

Personal bests[1]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
100 metres 11.37 Berlin, Germany 16 August 2009
200 metres 22.61 NR Barcelona, Spain 31 July 2010
400 metres 51.19 NR Tarragona, Spain 28 June 2018


  1. IAAF Athlete biography: Eleni Artymata
  2. "IAAF: 200 Metres - W - Semi-Final". Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2009-08-21.
  3. "European Athletics Championships - Barcelona, Spain - 200m Women - Results - Final" (PDF). 31 July 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 September 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  4. http://www.commonwealthgames.com Archived 2008-07-23 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Eleni Artymata Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  6. "European Athletics Championships - Helsinki, Finland - Results - 200m Women" (PDF). 30 June 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
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