Petrounias Honored as Top European Gymnast
Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias won two awards from the European Gymnastics Union (UEG).
Petrounias, also known as “The Lord of the Rings,” won the award for Male Gymnast of the Year with 5,277 votes (61%). Marian Dragulescu of Romania came in second with 2,545 votes (29%). He also won the award for Outstanding Performance of the Year with an astonishing 7,798 votes (87%).
The Greek thanked his fans for their love and support, and said that these awards give him strength to continue. In 2018, he will aim to defend his World and European Championship titles.
In total, Greece received three of the five awards, as Olympiada Thrakomakedonon won the award for European Team of the Year with 1,703 votes (58%).