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Paralympics gold medal for Cyprus

Postby Aris » Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:33 am

Cypriot swimmer Karolina Pelendritou who won the gold medal at Athens Paralympic returned home Wednesday and was given a heroine welcome.

Welcoming the gold medalist and the other members of the Cypriot Paralympic Mission at Larnaca International Airport, Education and Culture Minister Pefkios Georgiades said "with her victory, Karolina made all Cypriots proud."

At a packed VIP lounge at the Airport, Pelendritou thanked all those who supported her and helped her win the gold medal in the women's 100m breaststroke SB13 on Saturday.

"I was deeply moved when I climbed the highest level of the podium in Athens and heard our national anthem," she said, adding that Greeks and Cypriots in the audience cried with her as she fulfilled a "lifetime's dream".

Also thanking the President of the Republic who congratulated her, Pelendritou said she would continue her swimming career and hoped to make Cyprus prouder at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008.

Georgiades said "our small Cyprus, for the first time in its history, was successful on the Olympic level and this makes our coaches and athletes even prouder", assuring that "the state and government will fulfill its duties and honour her for her great distinction and success."

He also congratulated the remaining members of the Cypriot Paralympic team as well as their coaches for their participation and hard work.

"I hope Karolina's significant victory will be the onset for more progress and successes in the Cypriot sports," the minister said.

President of the Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO) Titos Christofides praised the Cypriot delegation for its "courage, persistence, will and love for life".

Pelendritou, he said, "has written a new chapter in the historyof Cyprus sports," adding that the CSO and the state "will stand by the athletes for more and greater victories."
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004- ... 040689.htm
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Postby brother » Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:55 pm

We would have more medals if we were a united island and all cypriots were involved in the olympics.
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Re: Paralympics gold medal for Cyprus

Postby GreekGod » Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:01 am

Aris wrote:
Cypriot swimmer Karolina Pelendritou who won the gold medal at Athens Paralympic returned home Wednesday and was given a heroine welcome.

Welcoming the gold medalist and the other members of the Cypriot Paralympic Mission at Larnaca International Airport, Education and Culture Minister Pefkios Georgiades said "with her victory, Karolina made all Cypriots proud."

At a packed VIP lounge at the Airport, Pelendritou thanked all those who supported her and helped her win the gold medal in the women's 100m breaststroke SB13 on Saturday.

"I was deeply moved when I climbed the highest level of the podium in Athens and heard our national anthem," she said, adding that Greeks and Cypriots in the audience cried with her as she fulfilled a "lifetime's dream".

Also thanking the President of the Republic who congratulated her, Pelendritou said she would continue her swimming career and hoped to make Cyprus prouder at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008.

Georgiades said "our small Cyprus, for the first time in its history, was successful on the Olympic level and this makes our coaches and athletes even prouder", assuring that "the state and government will fulfill its duties and honour her for her great distinction and success."

He also congratulated the remaining members of the Cypriot Paralympic team as well as their coaches for their participation and hard work.

"I hope Karolina's significant victory will be the onset for more progress and successes in the Cypriot sports," the minister said.

President of the Cyprus Sports Organization (CSO) Titos Christofides praised the Cypriot delegation for its "courage, persistence, will and love for life".

Pelendritou, he said, "has written a new chapter in the historyof Cyprus sports," adding that the CSO and the state "will stand by the athletes for more and greater victories."
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004- ... 040689.htm



that's my cousin :)
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Postby brother » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:33 pm

She made all cypriots proud, pass on to her from me a big WELL DONE :)
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