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Greek Silver Medalist Becomes Example of Sportsmanship at Paralympics

Greek athlete Athanasios Prodromou was heralded not only for his silver medal in the men's long jump event at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday, but also for his sportsmanship and fair play in helping an injured competitor. Prodomou's jump of...

Greek Swimmer Takes Home Bronze Medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Greek swimmer Alexandra Stamatopoulou took home the bronze medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday in the women's 50m backstroke swimming S4 event. Stamatopoulou, who has a rare neurological disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome, finished the race with a time...

Greece’s Ghavelas Breaks World Record; Wins 100 Meter Gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Greek sprinter Thanasis Ghavelas won the gold medal for Greece in the 100 meter sprint  final on Thursday at the Paralympic Games held in Tokyo. The 22-year-old athlete, together with his sighted companion Sotiris Garaganis, won the category T11 with...

Antonios Tsapatakis Wins Bronze in 100m Breaststroke at the Paralympics

Greek swimmer Antonios Tsapatakis won the bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke SB4 at the Tokyo Paralympics today. Tspatakis completed the race in 1 minute and 40.20 seconds, finishing after Russian swimmer Dmitrii Cherniaev (1.38.96, a new world record)...

Greek American Swimmer Anastasia Pagonis Wins Gold at Paralympic Games

Greek American swimmer Anastasia Pagonis, who is blind, won the US' first gold in the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Thursday. Pagonis made her Paralympic debut winning gold in the women’s 400-meter freestyle S11 with a new world record of 4:54:49....

Powerlifter Wins Another Medal for Greece in Tokyo Paralympics

Powerlifter Dimitrios Bakochristos of Greece won the bronze medal in the men's 54 kg event on Thursday at the Tokyo Paralympics. David Degtyarev from Kazakhstan won gold and Axel Bourlon from France won silver. Bakochristos also represented Greece at the 2016...

Greece Wins Two Bronze Medals at Tokyo’s Paralympic Games

Two athletes representing Greece won bronze medals on Tuesday, the first full day day of the Paralympic Games taking place in Tokyo. Panagiotis Triantafyllou and Demosthenes Michalentzakis won bronze for Greece in the wheelchair individual fencing category and swimming respectively. Triantafyllou...

Manolis Stefanoudakis Wins Gold Medal for Greece in Rio

Greek athlete Manolis Stefanoudakis won the gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw at the Rio Paralympic Games on Friday, adding another gold medal to the Greek team. Congratulations for the athlete's achievement were sent by President of the Hellenic...