Alexandros Nikolaidis Obituary, Death- was a Greek taekwondo athlete. In 2008, he was honored as the “Greek Male Athlete of the Year” by the Greek Olympic Committee. In spite of the fact that he began the competition as the favorite in his home country, he ultimately ended up losing the match for the gold medal to a competitor from South Korea named Moon Dae-Sung and winning the silver instead.
Athens played host to the Olympic Games in the year 2004. On March 24, 2008, the Olympic Flame Relay for the 2008 Summer Games got underway, and Alexandros Nikolaidis had the honor of being the first person to carry the flame. He won the European Championship in the latter half of that same year, on April 11 in Rome, and it was his win that sealed the deal. Nikolaidis was given another Olympic silver medal in the category after losing to Cha Dong-Min of South Korea in the final of the +80 kg division at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Cha Dong-Min was the winner of the tournament.
As a result of his third-place finish at the 2011 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament, which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in July of 2011, he was able to earn a spot in the Olympic Games in 2012 in his respective weight class. The Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was his opponent in the play-off for third place, which he won. Because of this, he was able to secure a spot in the Olympic Games in 2012. He was the one who carried the flag of Greece during the Parade of Nations that took place at the Summer Olympics in London in 2012. These games took place in 2012.
In the match that took place on August 11th, 2012, between Nikolaidis and Bahri Tanrikulu, which was regarded to be a part of the “preliminary round” of the Olympics, Nikolaidis came out on top. Nikolaidis lost 7–3 overall. Nikolaidis retired in 2014. On October 14, 2022, when he was 42 years old, he lost his battle with death. Before he passed away, Nikolaidis had been suffering from a “extremely rare” form of cancer for the preceding two years prior to his passing away. Alexandros Nikolaidis, who fought a long and hard battle against a rare kind of cancer known as NUT, passed away today. In 2004 and 2008, he competed in Tae kwon do and earned bronze medals in both years. He had been fighting the illness for a considerable amount of time. Both the Olympic Movement and the sport of Tae Kwon do have experienced a huge setback as a result of today’s events.