Greek athlete Anna Korakaki triumphed in an intense 10m air pistol competition to win gold at the European Championships held in Tallinn, Estonia, on Friday, March 10.
The competition was hotly contested between Korakaki and French shooter Camille Jedrzejewski. However, the Greek athlete was able to take the lead and secure victory.
Korakaki’s strong performance at the European Championships ensures that she will have a place in the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.
Anna Korakaki victorious at European Championships
The European Championships 10m air pistol event was a close call between the Greek competitor Anna Korakaki and French shooter Camille Jedrzejewski.
The pair were neck and neck at 14-14 points until the Greek athlete was able to take the lead and win with a final score of 16-14. In second place, with a silver medal, Jedrzejewski is also now assured of a place at the 2024 Olympics.
Elmira Karapetyan, representing Armenia claimed third place and was awarded a bronze medal.
No doubt Korakaki will want to replicate the impressive performances she achieved during the 2016 Olympic Games – in which she was able to pick up two medals – in next year’s Olympics held in Paris.
By winning gold at the European Championships, Korakaki will have yet another medal to add to her already extensive collection.
Her most impressive achievement was at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, where she won the gold medal in the 25m pistol shot event and a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol shooting event.
That year, she was the first Greek woman during her maiden appearance at an Olympics – then at the age of 20 – to become a multi-Olympic medalist for Greece at the same Olympiad.
Some of Korakaki’s other notable achievements include gold medals in the 2018 Mediterranean Games, 2018 World Shooting Championships, 2019 European Games, and 2022 Mediterranean Games, among others.
On March 12, 2020, the accomplished Greek Olympic shooter became the first woman to be the leading Olympic athlete torchbearer of an Olympic torch relay.
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