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Tokyo Olympics: Greece’s Petrounias Wins Bronze in Rings Finals

Eleftherios Petrounias won a bronze medal for Greece on Monday after a great performance in the men's finals of rings for the Tokyo Olympics.

Weightlifter Iakovidis Breaks Down at Olympics; Exposes Lack of Support by Greek State

Greek weightlifter Theodoros Iakovidis announced his retirement on Saturday after failing to qualify for the finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Korakaki, Petrounias to be Greek Flag Bearers in Tokyo Olympics

The Greek flag bearers for the Tokyo Olympics were announced on Wednesday, with Anna Korakaki and Lefteris Petrounias being chosen.

World Champion Petrounias Undergoes Surgery in France

World champion and Olympic gold medalist Lefteris Petrounias, who competes in the still rings event in artistic gymnastics, underwent surgery to his left shoulder in Annecy, France, on Monday. The procedure is intended to correct a problem with his...

'Lord of the Rings' Petrounias Wins Gold Yet Again (video)

In yet another illustrious addition to his medal collection, Greek gymnast Lefteris Petrounias won the gold medal in the still rings competition after a spectacular performance at the World Gymnastics Championships, taking place in Doha. Competing despite an injury, Petrounias...

Greece's 'Lord of the Rings' Does it Again at European Championships (video)

Greece has scooped another medal at the European Championships with a stunning performance by gymnast Lefteris Petrounias, Greece's own 'lord of the rings'. He claimed a fourth consecutive gold in Glasgow on the still rings with an impressive final display...

Greek Gymnast Lefteris Petrounias Wins Another Gold (video)

'Lord of the Rings' Lefteris Petrounias added another Gold Medal to his distinguished career winning the ring competition at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Baku, Azerbajian. The Greek champion scored 15.333 points and proved that he is the...

Greek Champion Sweeps Gymnastics Awards

Lefteris Petrounias and the Greek gymnastics team were the success story of the European Union of Gymnastics awards on Monday, sweeping three of the top five prizes. Twenty-seven-year-old Petrounias -- nicknamed the 'Lord of the Rings' -- received the Male...

Our People Endure and will Endure, Says President Pavlopoulos

"Our people can and will endure," President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said as he received Greek athlete Lefteris Petrounias on Thursday, in a message referring to the flood-stricken residents of western Attica. Receiving the Olympic and world champion in artistic...

World Champion Lefteris Petrounias Takes the Floor for a Zeibekiko Dance (video)

‘Lord of the Rings’, Lefteris Petrounias, danced at a Greek night in Canada following his triumph at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal, on Saturday. Petrounias who became only the ninth gymnast to win back-to-back golds in the rings, performed...