- DAILY PREVIEW: GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS -
DAY 9, SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH
AGONAsport.com brings you a preview of all of Greece’s Athletes competing in Day 9 (Sunday, August 14) of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. For an in-depth preview of all of Greece’s athletes click here. **All time are listed in EST (New York) which is 7 hours behind the local Greek time. All CAPITALIZED sports are considered Final or Medal Rounds.
Greece will have two big opportunities for a medal today. Byron Kokkalanis is in the medal race of the Men's RS:X Sailing and Paraskevi Papachristou will compete in the Final round of the Women's Triple Jump.
TODAY'S COMPETING GREEK ATHLETES
TRACK & FIELD – Women's Marathon, FINAL (8:30 AM): Ourania Rebouli, Sofia Riga, Panagiota Vlachaki
***Three Greek athletes will compete in the Women's Marathon. There is only one race (no qualifying) and the three athletes will hope for a good performance and final ranking.
Synchronized Swimming – Women’s Duet, Preliminary (10:00 AM): Papazoglou & Platanioti
***The Greek duo will compete in the Women's Synchronized Duet preliminary round. They will perform their technical and free routine with hopes of a place in Tuesday's final.
SAILING – Men’s RSX, MEDAL Race (12:05-2:05 PM): Byron Kokkalanis
***Byron Kokkalanis is in 5th place going into today's medal race of the Men's RSX Surfing event. With a good performance he could jump into the top 3 and earn a medal in the competition.
Sailing – Mixed-Narca 17, Preliminary Races 10-12 (12:05-2:05 PM): Bekatorou & Petaniotis
***Bekatorou and Petaniotis currently sit in 16th place with the final three races remaining in the preliminary round. They will need a top 10 finish to qualify for the medal race.
Sailing – Men’s Finn, Preliminary Races 9-10 (12:05-1:30 PM): Ioannis Mitakis
***Mitakis is currently in 11th place with two races remaining in the final round. He will need a top 10 finish to qualify for the medal race.
Sailing – Men’s 470, Preliminary Races 5-7 (12:05-3:05 PM): Kagialis & Maniatis
***Kagialias & Maniatis are currently in 4th place after 4 races and will surf in the 5th, 6th, and 7th races today.
Water Polo - Men's Tournament, Group Stage (1:10 PM): Greece - Australia
***Greece plays Australia in the final match of Group A. Greece has already secured a place in the quarter-finals of the competition and will need a win to top Group A.
Track & Field – Men's High Jump, Qualifying Group A (7:30 PM): Konstantinos Baniotis
***Baniotis will compete in the Men's High Jump Group A Qualifying round. To qualify for the final he will need to finish in the top 12 or record a jump of 2.31 meters. With a good performance, Baniotis will qualify for the final.
TRACK & FIELD – Women's Triple Jump, FINAL (7:55 PM): Paraskevi Papachristou
***Paraskevi Papachristou will compete in the FINAL ROUND of the Women's Triple Jump. After finishing 2nd in qualifying, she will be a heavy contender for a medal in today's final!
*Please note that Heats are considered qualifying rounds while FINAL rounds are the “medal” rounds.
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