Rio Olympics: Korakaki bags the first medal for Greece
Anna Korakaki has won the first medal for Greece in the Olympic Games being held in Rio. Korakaki took the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol final on Sunday.
Chinese athlete Zhang Mengxue came first with 199.4 points, followed by Russia’s Vitalina Batsarashhina with 197.1 points and Korakaki in third place with 177.7 points.
Praise for Korakaki’s achievement came via Twitter from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis and PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata, among others.
This is the first medal for Greece in the Olympic shooting competition since 1920, when the Greek national team won the silver medal in Antwerp. Overall Greece has 3 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze Olympic medals in shooting.
You may be interested
Cypriot spokesperson: “Erdogan’s claims on Lausanne Treaty not in the right direction”makis - Dec 08, 2017
The Cypriot government’s spokesperson, Nikos Christodoulides, stated that the sayings of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Lausanne…
Parts of Greece to see snow and heavy rainfall over weekendmakis - Dec 08, 2017
The Greek Meteorological Services (EMY) released an emergency weather bulletin warning of a sudden deterioration over the weekend. Heavy rainfall,…
Middle East up in flames after Trump’s decision over Jerusalemmakis - Dec 08, 2017
Protests swept across the Middle East ager US President Donald Trump officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of the state…