Greek Athletes Winter Olympics Recap

Greek Athletes Winter Olympics Recap

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games concluded in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and Greece will look to improve for 2022.

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Opening ceremony flag bearer Sophia Ralli showed her experience in her third Olympic participation, as she finished 44th (out of 78) in the women’s slalom and 52nd (out of 81) in the women’s giant slalom.

Closing ceremony flag bearer Ioannis Antoniou finished 46th (out of 110) in the men’s giant slalom. He also competed in the men’s slalom but did not finish the course. Nevertheless, this was his first time participating in the Olympics, and at just 23, he can now aim for the 2022 Games.

Cross-country skier Apostolos Angelis finished 74th (out of 80) in the men’s sprint and 81st (out of 119) in the men’s 15km freestyle event. This was the 24-year-old’s second Olympic appearance, and will now focus on trying to make it for the third time in 2022.

Last but not least, Maria Danou finished 76th (out of 90) in the women’s 10km freestyle event in cross-country skiing. 

Although Greek athletes did not come close to winning any medals, this small team did the country proud by overcoming obstacles just to make it to Pyeongchang. They proudly represented their country, and that alone is of much importance.

by Andrew Stamas
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