Rio 2016: Greece shines with 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals

22 August 2016
345 Views

The Olympic Games for 2016 that were carried out in Rio de Janeiro came to a spectacular close on Sunday, where Greek athletes won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals. This is the 5th best performance for Greece in the modern Olympics.

Anna Korakaki won the first two medals for Greece in shooting, followed a gold medal from world rings champion Eleftherios Petrounias. Marathon swimmer Spyridon Gianniotis came second in the 10km race, narrowly missing the gold.

Another gold medal came from pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi, while Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis won the bronze medal in the men’s 460 (dinghy) sailing event.

You may be interested

Meteora: Journey to a Holy land
GREECE
shares36 views
GREECE
shares36 views

Meteora: Journey to a Holy land

Panos - Jan 18, 2018

Meteora means ‘suspended in space’. Your first, second and third sight of these impossibly tall, vertical rocks will have you…

The Legacy of Vassilis Tsitsanis in Greek Music
ART
shares42 views
ART
shares42 views

The Legacy of Vassilis Tsitsanis in Greek Music

Panos - Jan 18, 2018

When Vassilis Tsitsanis passed away on January 18, 1984, music historians and experts knew that there will never be another…

Abandoned ship adrift in Piraeus port
GREECE
shares45 views
GREECE
shares45 views

Abandoned ship adrift in Piraeus port

Panos - Jan 18, 2018

The coastguard of the port of Piraeus is on alert after an abandoned ship was found adrift. The ship “Panagia”…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.