Big ass Voula Papachristou has won a Silver Medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and is now ranked 8th in the world in women’s triple jump.
Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou (born 17 April 1989) is a Greek triple jumper and long jumper. She won two gold medals at the European Athletics U23 Championships and represented Greece at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. She was removed from the Greek team for the 2012 London Olympics by the Greek Olympic Committee after a tweet she made on Twitter.
Voula Papachristou was to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics, but was expelled from the Greek team on 25 July 2012 after she posted on her Twitter account a message which has been translated to: “With so many Africans in Greece… the West Nile mosquitoes will at least eat homemade food!!!” This was in reference to a small outbreak of West Nile virus in Greece that had sickened at least five and killed one person. The tweet, for which she later apologized for being an unfortunate and tasteless joke, was condemned by the Greek Olympic Committee as contrary to Olympic values and ideals.
In May 2013, the Greek athletics federation suspended her athletic benefits effective from 1/4/2013, stating that the athlete’s benefits would be reinstated if she began training with an approved coach and resumed high-level competition. Voula Papachristou took a break from tracks and returned in 2015 – after the birth of her daughter – with George Pomaski as a trainer. At the 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland she won the bronze medal as well at the European Championships in Amsterdam.