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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:50 pm

kurupetos wrote:Silver medal for Greece with Spyridon Gianniotis in Men's 10km marathon swimming!

Greece in 25th place. :)


They should do the rankings as per capita ...
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby kurupetos » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:55 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
kurupetos wrote:Silver medal for Greece with Spyridon Gianniotis in Men's 10km marathon swimming!

Greece in 25th place. :)


They should do the rankings as per capita ...

Jamaica would win easily. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:11 am

Another big "Well Done!" :D


Ekaterinin Stefanidi - wins pole vault gold for Greece

August 20, 2016

Stefanidi cleared 4.85 metres to beat American Sandi Morris, who took silver.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-olymp ... SKCN10V03A
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby kurupetos » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:25 am

Greece now in 23rd place. One of the best countries in Rio 2016. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:36 am

kurupetos wrote:Greece now in 23rd place. One of the best countries in Rio 2016. :mrgreen:


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And let's not forget those displaced Gold-medal winning Greeks that compete under the flags of other countries:

Greek-American freestyle wrestler Helen Maroulis, aged 25, pinned down Japan’s Saori Yoshida scoring a gold medal in women’s wrestling in the 53 kg division for the United States. Her win dashed Yoshida’s hopes to become the second wrestler ever to win four gold medals, just a day after her teammate Kaori Icho became the first.

Maroulis was on a roll and nothing could stop her in the Rio Olympics and made her way to the finals after pinning down Swedish wrestler Sofia Mattson in the semis.

A daughter of Greek immigrants, she first started wrestling at the age of 7 when her brother needed someone to practise with. She describes herself as “Greek by birth. Wrestler by heart. Passionate about life. 3-time World Team member. 2016 Olympic Hopeful.”



http://usa.greekreporter.com/2016/08/18 ... r-the-usa/
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby Zenon33 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:08 pm

Cyprus will win at least two medals in Tokyo.
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:25 pm

kurupetos wrote:Against all odds, GIG...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/greek-athletes-rio-olympics_us_579627e9e4b02d5d5ed23399

These athletes are heroes! :)


Yes, and unlike most other contestants, the Greeks can feel proud that they might carry the genes of our original Olympians - their forefathers, our nation's ancestors! :D
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby Lordo » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:49 pm

you keep believing that love, your ancestors are ottoman no matter which way you look at it.

why so many countires waste good money to take part in this when their own people do not have enough to feed themselves is beyond belief.
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby kurupetos » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:45 pm

Lordo wrote:you keep believing that love, your ancestors are ottoman no matter which way you look at it.

why so many countires waste good money to take part in this when their own people do not have enough to feed themselves is beyond belief.

Are you hungry? I have a sandwich for you... :mrgreen:
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