Rio Summer Olympics Greek Athlete Recap for August 9, 2016

(Greece) – At the conclusion of Day 4 of the Summer Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Greece finished strong with a gold medal win from the Olympic shooter, Anna Korakaki, in the 25 meter pistol competition. This makes the second medal for the Greek Olympic Team, as well as the second medal for Korakaki.

When she won the bronze medal in the 10 meter pistol competition a few days ago, she also became the first female to ever win a shooting competition in Greece. The Greek medal count is currently at two medals, both of which were won by Korakaki.

Women’s and Men’s windsurfing (RS:X) was still in the preliminary rounds with the sixth race. After the races, Byron Kokkalanis was ranked fifth in the standings and Angeliki Skarlatou ended the race with a rank of fifteen. In archery, Evangelia Psarra was eliminated from the competition after losing to Kaori Kawanaka, who is from Japan.

In swimming, Panagiotis Samilidis and Dimitris Koulouris didn’t rank high enough to qualify for the finals in the men’s 200m backstroke. Kristian Gkolomeev also failed to qualify for the semi finals of the 100 meter backstroke. However, Kristian has one more event to compete in – the 50 meter backstroke.

For rowing, the Men’s Coxless Lightweight Four team advanced to the final round of competition to hopefully earn another medal for Greece. They will race against five other teams this Thursday, August 11. Also, the Women’s Double Sculls Rowing team advanced to the final round of competition and they are one of the favorites for winning a medal.

Greece has 92 athletes competing in the 2016 Rip Summer Olympics. Future events include more rounds in the sailing competition, fencing, and water polo where Greece is scheduled to play Hungary in another round of competition. If Greece wins against Hungary they even stand a chance of winning the gold for water polo. They will also compete in judo and more swimming competitions.


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