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Maras becomes first athlete to hold 5 gold medals in European Championship

Greece’s horizontal bar champion Vlasis Maras on Sunday became the first athlete in the world to win five gold medals in any apparatus in the European Gymnastics Championships, as he took the gold again at the 2010 Championships in Birmingham.
Maras took the gold in the Senior Mens High (or Horizontal) Bar final, with Epke Zonderland from the Netherlands taking the silver, and the bronze shared by Philipp Boy and Fabian Manguechen, both from Germany.
Greece’s Vassilios Tsolakidis also brought home the silver medal in the Senior Mens Parallel Bars, while Eleftherios Kosmidis also took the silver in the Floor final.
Maras now holds five gold medals in the European Championships on the horizontal bar: Patras 2002, Ljubljana 2004, Volos 2006, Milan 2009, and Birmingham 2010, while he also holds a silver medal in the 2008 World Championships in Lausanne.
Maras further holds two World Championship gold medals on the horizontal bar, in 2001 in Ghent and 2002 in Debrecen, while he also holds a bronze in the World Championships in Aarhus in 2006.

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