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Finswimming Open Water Relay: Italy on top, silver for Greece
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
One more medal, this time silver, was won by Greece in the two-kilometer SF Finswimming Open Water Relay in which Italy finished first. The Azzurri (Gianluca ALLEGRETTI, Davide DE CEGLIE, Silvia SEVIGNANI, and Mara ZAGHET) showed their superiority and reached the top of the podium. The...
Canoe Ocean Racing: Spanish onslaught
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Unlike his compatriot, Angie Le Roux, Canoe Ocean Racing's big favorite, Frenchman Nicola Lambert (FRA), didn't even step on the podium as today's race was a Spanish affair. Walter SANCHEZ BOUZAN (ESP) had a very good race, especially after the first turn, raised his performance...
Beach Volleyball: Vaso and Vicky, for the good old times
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
The II Mediterranean Beach Games in Patras provided a unique opportunity for two legends of Greek Beach Volleyball to reunite. Vicky ARVANITI, who is taking part in the Tournament (with teammate Panagiotis KARAGOUNIS), after a very long time caught up with Vaso KARANTASSIOU, who has...
Beach Soccer: French Rout, Italian Run
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
The curtain rose with favorites winning in an emphatic way in Group B games of the Beach Soccer tournament held in the "Artemis" Venue.  High temperatures were no problem for France, routing Albania, 19-1, as the difference between the two teams was evident.  France's easy win...
Water Skiing: Excitement is Building in "Hera" and Agrinio
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Three events taking place in two different cities will constitute the Water Skiing competition schedule, to run from tomorrow to Saturday.   The Tricks and Wakeboard events will be held at the "Hera" Venue, while Slalom will be hosted by the artificial lake Stratos facilities in...
Open Water Swimming: "Survivor" At Sea
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
The presence of top-class athletes with important achievements in major events will be a substantial boost for the Open Water Swimming competition to take place on Thursday and Friday, August 29th and 30th, in the "Hera" Venue.  One of the favorites for a medal in this...
Beach Volleyball: Strong Start By Favorites
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Favorites produced easy wins in the first matches of the opening day of the Women's Beach Volleyball tournament, while local fans expect the debut of Greece I and II pairs this evening in the "Artemis" C5 center court.  The twelve teams have been divided...
Canoe Ocean Racing: LE ROUX Rules
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Strict favorites' law was enforced this morning in Women's Canoe Ocean Race, as the most experienced athletes had the lion's share.  Angie LE ROUX (FRA) proved her dominance and won the gold medal.  The experienced French athlete and 2018 European Champion in Spain did not wait too...
Beach Volleyball: Tokyo Via Patras
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Beach Volleyball tournaments of the I Mediterranean Beach Games have been upgraded to top-level competitions, as it was announced by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). Besides the honor reserved to the events taking place in Patras, this decision is also very important for teams competing,...
Beach Handball:  Historic qualification for Greece!
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
After a thrilling semifinal, the Greece Men's National Handball team defeated Egypt 2-1 (12-13, 16-10, 9-8) and qualified for the first time in its history for a final of an international event. The Greek team with goalkeeper Kostas GOURGOUMIS and Stylianos DIMAKIS (who scored 15...
Finswimming Οpen Water: Greeks Breaking the Waves
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Greece is steadily developing to a powerhouse in the Mediterranean as far as Finswimming Open Water is concerned, gathering an impressive medal crop in the events that have taken place so far in the "Hera" Venue.  After the crescendo in the pool events, this...
Finswimming: Silver Boy
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
Marios ARMOUTSIS was still a three- or four-year-old toddler when his parents first took him to a swimming pool.  In the last four years, the swimmer from Thessaloniki has dedicated himself to Finswimming and has several international achievements to showcase, the most important of them...
Finswimming: No Pain No Gain for POLITOU
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
She wakes up at 5 am, takes a rest and relaxes only in the evening, when she finds time to study for school (she is a Physiotheraphy major) and read a book, after a busy day with four training sessions in the pool,...
Βeach Volleyball: 27 Teams Take to the Sand
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
The Beach Volleyball event tournaments begin on Wednesday morning, August 28th, in the "Artemis" Venue, featuring 15 Men's and 12 Women's teams.  Teams from Morocco, Tynisia and Libya have withdrawn from the event.  In the Men's tournament, teams were divided into four Groups, three with four...
Open Water Swimming: Spyros GIANNIOTIS, the legend
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019
He is a legendary Open Water Swimming athlete. Spyros GIANNIOTIS, the Olympian, the World and European Champion, is a prominent figure of sports. A few years after his retirement the beginning of his coaching career, the silver medalist of the 10km Open Water Swimming...
Βeach Tennis: Italy Completes the Hat-Trick
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019
Italian Beach Tennis players concluded their presence in the II Mediterranean Beach Games events in an ideal way, colecting all three gold medals.   In front of ICMG President Mr. Amar ADDADI and a crowd of around 800 people, the two top teams of the...
Beach Handball: Hero GOURGOUMIS Takes Greece to Final
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019
Goalkeeper Konstantinos GOURGOUMIS (GRE) saved two penalties by Konstantinos CHARALAMBOUS (CYP) and Charalambos PAPATRYFONOS (CYP) in the shoot-out process and Greece defeated Cyprus, 2-1 (21-19, 12-18, 7-4), in today's last Quarterfinal, booking a place for the Semifinals.  Coach Yiannis LAZARIDIS's team also enjoyed a great...
Finswimming: The "Solomonic" (Greek-Turkish) solution!
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019
The simultaneous finish of Turkish Tugoon KAYTAR and Greek Anastasios MYLONAKIS stole the show today at the “Antonis Pepanos” Aquatic Center. The two athletes finished with the same time in the thrilling final of the 200m. Finswimming SF (single-fins) event, which resulted in a “Solomonic”...
Beach Tennis Γυναικών: A Girl Covered in Gold
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019
The curtain fell on the Beach Tennis events of the II Mediterranean Beach Games, with Italy coming away triumphant in all of them. The last event to be decided upon was the Women's tournament, and around 1,000 spectators watched the Final in the "Artemis"...
Beach Volleyball: Greece Fields Best Possible Pairs
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019
Greek Men's and Women's teams and well-prepared and determined to play a leading part in Beach Volleyball's tournaments beginning tomorrow, Wednesday August 28th.  All the Greek creme de la creme as far as the sport is concerned will be present. Women's National Champions Vasiliki...
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