- DAILY Recap: GREECE RIO 2016 OLYmPICS -
DAY 1, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH
AGONAsport.com brings you a recap of all of Greece’s Athletes that competed in Day 1 (Saturday, August 6) of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. For a in-depth preview of all of Greece’s athletes click here.
TODAY'S COMPETING GREEK ATHLETES
Cycling - Men’s Road Race, FINAL: Ioannis Tamouridis
***Tamouridis finished 51st out of 207 athletes in the Men’s Cycling Road Race Event. The Greek Athlete from Thessaloniki finished the 237.5km course in 6:30:05. He was one of only 63 athletes that completed the course while 142 did not (the other two did not meet time standards to be ranked). The Greek Champion, that finished 102nd in London 2012, was unfortunate after suffering an injury that needed surgery one month ago. The gold medal went to Greg Van Avermaet from Belgium with a time of 6:10:05.
Gymnastics - Men’s Horizontal Bar, Qualification: Vlassios Maras
***Vlassios Maras ended his final Olympics with yet another disappointing performance, after failing to qualify for the Final round of the Men's Horizontal Bar Event. Maras claimed 38th place, out of 73 athletes, with a score of 14.200.
Gymnastics – Men’s Rings, Qualification: Eleftherios Petrounias
***Petrounias qualified for the Final Round of the Men's Rings event after finishing 2nd in the qualifying round with a score of 15.833. Liu Yang from China claimed first with a score of 15.900. Petrounias will be the favorite for the gold medal when he competes in the final round on Monday, August 15th at 1:00 PM (EST). Eight athletes will partake in the Final Round.
Rowing – Women’s Double Sculls, Heat 3: S. Asoumanaki & A. Nikolaidou
***Asoumanaki and Nikolaidou finished third in their heat with a time of 7:20.64 to qualify for the semi-finals of the event. New Zealand (7:14.31) and Australia (7:17.34) finished ahead of Greece and will join the Greek duo for the semi-finals on Tuesday, August 9th at 4:10 PM.
Rowing – Men’s Coxless Lightweight Four, Heat 2: Ntouskos, Petrou, Giannaros, Magdanis
***In Heat 2, The Greek team finished 3rd with a time of 6:05.27 to qualify for the semi-finals of the event while Denmark (5:58.21) and Great Britain (6:01.27) finished ahead of the Greeks. The semi-finals will be held on Tuesday, August 9th at 9:50 AM or 10:00 AM.
Swimming – Women’s 100m Butterfly, Heat 4: Anna Ntountounaki
***Ntounakaki failed to qualify for the semi-finals after finishing 18th in the heats (qualifying). Ntounakaki was only 0.12 seconds behind 16th place, which led to a place in the semi-finals. Despite not progressing, Ntounakaki set a new Greek record with a time of 58.27 seconds.
Swimming – Women’s 100m Butterfly, Heat 5: Kristel Vourna
***Like Ntounakaki, Kristel Vourna was also eliminated from the Women’s 100m Butterfly Event. The Greek athlete finished in 23rd recording a time of 58.89 seconds.
Swimming – Men’s 400m Freestyle, Heat 3: Dimitris Dimitriou
***Dimitriou claimed the 41st spot in the heats after finishing his course in 3:54.98. He failed to qualify for the semi-finals which will consist of 16 athletes.
Swimming – Men’s 100m Breaststroke, Heat 6: Panagiotis Samilidis
***Samilidis claimed 19th place in the heats after finishing his course 1:00.35. The Greek athlete did not qualify for the semi-finals (top 16) and will now look to his next competition the Men’s 200m Breaststroke and Men's 4 x 100m medley relay.
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