She is best known for winning a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics after a tough competition with Stefka Kostadinova, who eventually became Olympic champion. This was Bakogianni's second silver medal that year, as she had placed second in the European Indoor Championships.
Bakoyanni had several honours in minor athletics competitions, such as the Mediterranean Games and the Balkan Games. She won the gold medal in the latter three times (1990 in Istanbul, 1992 in Sofia and 1994 in Trikala).
Her personal best jump of 2.03 metres is the current Greek record.
Note: Results with a Q, indicate overall position in qualifying round.
- Greek all-time list, women Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine - Athletix
- Nikitaridis, Michalis (15 June 2008). "World Leading 14.92m for Devetzi in Athens - Greek National Champs". IAAF.org. Retrieved 2008-06-16.