Christopher Papamichalopoulos (Greek: born April 5, 1988) is an alpine skier from Cyprus. He competed for Cyprus at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the slalom and giant slalom. Christopher was Cyprus’s flag bearer during the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

 

 
Name:         Christopher Papamichalopoulos
Date of birth:   5 April 1988
Address:    Larnaca, Cyprus
             
     

 

Education

 

2016                                                                     BSc in Sports Science and Kinesiology at University of Salzburg, Austria

 

Personal Sport Achievements

 

2017, February                                                Invited by the International Olympic Academy to act as a coordinator at the

upcoming International Session for Youth Participants, in Olympia – Greece

 

2016, December                                             Chosen as Athlete Ambassador  for the EYOF 2017(European Youth Olympic Festival)

 

2016, November                                            Elected Vice President of NOC’s Athletes Commission

 

2013, June                                                         Participation  in the 53rd International  Session for Youth Participants  by the International Olympic Committee, Olympia – Greece

 

2000 – 2012                                                      Member of the Cyprus National Alpine Ski Team

 

2002 – 2010                                                     Received multiple athlete recognition awards by the municipality  of Larnaca – Cyprus

 

2010, February                                                Qualified and represented Cyprus at the Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver – Canada

 

2009, Winter                                                    Received the Olympic Solidarity Scholarship for athletes

 

2009, February                                                Participation in FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Val d’isere – France

 

2006 – 2007                                                      Received “Best Athlete of the Year” high school award

 

2007, March                                                      Achieved 2nd Position in international FIS race

 

2007, March                                                      Participation in Junior World Ski Championships, Flachau – Austria

 

2007, February                                                Participation in FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Are – Sweden (rank 43 SL)

 

2005, January                                                   Participation in European Youth Olympic Festival, Monthey – Switzerland (rank 38 SL

& 49 SG) 

 

2001, June                                                          Participation in international sailing race, Tommys Trophy, in the Optimist category

 

 

Publications       

 

2016                                                                     Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

 

Skills and Competences

Hobbies:                     Windsurfing,  sailing, waterskiing, stand-­‐up-­‐paddling, diving, tennis, golf, skiing, snowboarding Languages:   Fluent in Greek, German and English

 

Additional Qualifications

  • State certified ski instructor – Republic of Austria
  • Certified lifeguard, Kimon – Larnaca
  • Sailing/windsurfing A-­‐license, VÖWS (Association of Austrian windsurfing and sailing schools)
  • Offshore sailing yacht skipper license, Hellenic Sailing School
  • Advanced open water diver certificate set forth by PADI

 

Cyprus' Constantinos Papamichael clears a gate during the Men's Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Giant slalom event at Whistler Creek side Alpine skiing venue on February 23, 2010. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Cyprus’ Constantinos Papamichael clears a gate during the Men’s Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Giant slalom event at Whistler Creek side Alpine skiing venue on February 23, 2010. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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