Rio Summer Olympics Greek Athlete Recap for August 16, 2016

(Greece) – The close of day 11 of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio was a successful one for the Greek Olympic team with Spyridon Gianniotis’ silver medal finish in the men’s 10 kilometer marathon swim event. This brings Greece’s total medal count at the 2016 Summer Olympics to four. Anna Korakaki won both a gold medal and a bronze medal in two shooting events at the games and Eleftherios Petrounas won a gold medal in the men’s rings event in gymnastics.

Also in swimming, Greece finished in 10th place in the finals of the women’s synchronized swimming duet. Evangelia Papazoglou and Evelina Platanioti performed their free routine. They were in 10th place in the standings before the finals began.

Greece had a fairly successful day in track & field. Eketerini Stefanidi is in first place after the qualifications in the women’s pole vault, which means that she’ll advance to the next round of the competition. Elisavet Pesiridou finished in 33rd place in round 1 of the women’s 100 meter hurdles. Lykourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas is ranked 19th after round 1 of the men’s 200 meter event. Konstadinos Douvalidis finished the third semifinal round of the men’s 110 meter hurdles in 5th place. Haido Alexoiuli finished the qualifications round of the women’s long jump with a rank of 32.

In sailing, Greece is still holding strong. The Men’s 470 (dinghy) competitors are in second pace after races 8-10 of the preliminaries, which concludes the preliminary round. They will be competing for a medal on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 and given their rank, they stand a good chance of winning one.

For cycling, Christos Volikakis finished in 12th place in the consolation final of the men’s keirin. He made it to the finals after advancing through several rounds of qualifications and semifinals. Also, the Greek men’s water polo team played in the quarterfinals against Italy and lost that match 9-5, which means they won’t be advancing to the semifinals.

Greek athletes still have multiple chances to win medals as the Summer Olympic Games progresses!

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