- DAILY PREVIEW: GREECE RIO 2016 OLYMPICS -
DAY 6, thurSDAY, AUGUST 11TH
AGONAsport.com brings you a preview of all of Greece’s Athletes competing in Day 6 (Thursday, August 11) 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.
TODAY'S COMPETING GREEK ATHLETES
Rowing – Men's Coxless Four, Semi-final A (8:30 AM): Angelopoulos, Christou, Tsilis & Tziallas
***The Men's rowing team will race in the first semi-final with hopes of a top 3 finish which will lead to a place in Friday's Final (Medal) round. In the qualifying round they finished 5th overall.
ROWING – Women’s Double Sculls, FINAL (10:04 AM): S. Asoumanaki & A. Nikolaidou
***Asoumanaki and Nikolaidou will race for a medal in today's Final of the Women's Double Scull event. The Greek duo claimed 2nd place in the semi-finals will be one of the main contenders for a medal!
ROWING – Men’s Coxless Lightweight Four, FINAL (10:44 AM): Greece
***Greece's Men's Lightweight Four team will also compete for a medal in today's FINAL round of the Men's Coxless Lightweight Four Event. The Greek team finished 6th in the semi-finals and will hope for a top 3 finish and an Olympic medal.
Swimming – Men’s 50m Freestyle, Heat 8 (12:16 PM): Odyssefs Meladinis
***Meladinis will compete in Heat 8 of the Men's 50m Freestyle with hopes of an overall Top 16 finish to qualify for the semi-finals. The semi-finals will be held at 9:03 PM later in the day.
Swimming – Men’s 50m Freestyle, Heat 10 (12:20 PM): Kristian Gkolomeev
***Like Meladinis, Gkolomeev will compete in heats of Men's 50m Freestyle with hopes of an overall Top 16 finish to qualify for the semi-finals. He will race in Heat 10. The semi-finals will be held at 9:03 PM later in the day.
Sailing – Men’s RSX, Preliminary Races 7-9 (12:05-2:05 PM): Byron Kokkalanis
***Kokkalanis will continue with 3 races in the preliminary round as he currently sits in 4th place.
Sailing – Mixed-Narca 17, Preliminary Races 3-6 (12:05-3:05 PM): Bekatorou & Petaniotis
***After a rough first day, the Greek duo will hope for a better rank in the preliminaries as they currently sit in 20th place.
Sailing – Men’s Finn, Preliminary Races 5-6 (12:05-1:30 PM): Ioannis Mitakis
***Mitakis had a great day yesterday and will continue with 2 races in the preliminary round as he currently sits in 4th place.
Sailing – Men’s 470, Preliminary Races 3-4 (12:05-1:35 PM): Kagialis & Maniatis
***Kagialias & Maniatis will continue with 2 races in the preliminary round as they currently sit in 4th place.
Sailing – Women's RSX, Preliminary Races 7-9 (12:15-2:15 PM): Angeliki Skarlatou
***Skarlatou will compete in 3 preliminary races and look to rise in the standings where she currently sits in 15th.
*Please note that Heats are considered qualifying rounds while FINAL rounds are the “medal” rounds.
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