Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou (born 17 April 1989) is from the Greek islands and competes as a 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 making an insensitive comment online in 2011 on the twitter platform. She did participate at the 2016 Brazilian Summer Olympics’ final in Rio de Janeiro, taking 8th place.
Papachristou, was preparing to head to London for her first Olympic Games when she mistakenly posted a joke to her Twitter feed. It was about the West Nile virus, and appeared to mock Greece’s African immigrant population.
“With so many Africans in Greece, at least the mosquitoes of West Nile will eat homemade food!!!” she tweeted, and we think immediately regretted as soon as the press got wind of it.
Voula has often taken to Social media platform Twitter to express her support for the extreme right-wing party Golden Dawn, which has recently had a resurgent in popularity among the Greek poulation.
In response to criticism by Twitter users who said her joke was racially insensitive, she initially took a defiant tone.
“I’m not a stuck record ! And if I make mistakes, I do not hit replay! I continue playing!” she tweeted on reply.
Voula here in video below, a seriously hot athlete i am sure you will agree.