Greece heard its national anthem playing for the third time at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as Katerina Stefanidi won gold in the Women’s Pole Vault Event.
Stefanidi won an emotional victory over USA’s Sandi Morris when Morris’ elbow hit the pole in her last jump attempt, making Stefanidi the reigning gold medalist.
Stefanidi will have the honor of representing Greece as the standard-bearer of the Greek Olympic team in the closing ceremony of the Olympic games, airing in Greece on Monday.
Initially Lefteris Petroynias was set to be the standard-bearer, however, in light of Stefanidi’s gold medal, the two flipped a coin and Stefanidi won the toss-up.
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