Big Season for Katerina Stefanidi continues with multi-year deal with Nike, by Larry Eder

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Ekaterina Stefanidi won the silver medal in 2014 European Champs, 
photo courtesy of AZsportsimages

Ekaterina Stefanidi competed in the street pole vault at the adidas Grand Prix. It was a watershed moment, as she cleared 4.50 meters for the first time! In medical school, Ekaterina told me at that event that she would train this summer and head to the European Championships in Zurich.  

Her performance in Zurich at the European Championships showed that Ekaterina Stefanidi was Greece's premier pole vaulter as well. Her silver medal in a tough competition showed that 2014 was a superb year for the Stanford graduate, now in graduate school at Arizona State.  

At the Monaco DL, Ekaterina Stefanidi tied the Greek NR with her clearance of 4.71 meters. A month later, she was the European silver medalist! 

A busy summer of pole vaulting, and now as she looks forward to 2014, Ekaterina Stefanidi now has a contract with Nike. 

24 October 2014



Stefanidi Signs Endorsement Deal With Nike


OAKLAND- Announcing a multi-year agreement with Katerina Stefanidi and Nike International. Stefanidi is among the world's leading women's pole vault specialist. Ranked #3 World by All-Athletics.


"I love Nike! Stylish, functional shoes and clothing.  I'm very happy," said Katerina. 


She is 2014 European Outdoor Championships, Silver Medalist and 2005  World Youth Champion. She finished in second position overall for IAAF Diamond League points. Winning 2014 Birmingham DL. In 2012 she won the NCAA Outdoor title while competing for Stanford University. Her personal best of 4.71 (15-5 1/2) came while finishing 2014 Monaco DL, also to tie Greek National Record.


Katerina is currently a Cognitive Science graduate student at Arizona State University and recently published research. She earned a B.S. degree from Stanford University in 2012.


She is represented by Karen Locke and coached by 2000 Olympic Champion, Nick Hysong.





IAAF Profile:  http://www.diamondleague.com/athletes/14280914.htm#

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