Kiklopes Alexandroupolis and Spartakos Evosmou Goalbet will have the opportunity to be crowned champions and further consolidate their undisputed dominance on the sand.
The final phase of the 20th Panhellenic Beach Handball Championship, which is also a Test Event of the II Mediterranean Beach Games (August 25-31), comes to an end tonight at the main arena of the “Artemis” venue, next to the Aquatic Centre of NOP. Kiklopes and Olympios Dias Aspropyrgou will face each other in the men’s Final-4 final, with the team from Alexandroupolis bidding for its fourth consecutive title and fifth since 2014.
In yesterday’s semifinals, Kiklopes beat Apollon Stavroupolis 2-0 (15-14, 17-12) and qualified for the final for the sixth consecutive season, while Olympios Dias survived in a thriller against Greek Cup winners Apollon Kalamarias. Aspropyrgos won the match 2-1, beating their opponents in the shoot-out set (20-21, 24-18, 5-2) and also got revenge for their defeat in the Cup final.
“We have one more match left to be crowned champions and the motivation is huge, especially in such a beautiful arena” commented Kiklopes player Evangelos Kovlakas.
On the other hand, Olympios Dias coach Giorgos Eleftheriadis said: “Kiklopes are very strong and have won four titles, but we will play as a family and hope we can achieve our goal”
Repetition in the women’s competition In the women’s competition, the second day of the Championship will be a repetition, as Spartakos Goalbet and the Kiklopes Alexandroupolis will face each other twice within a two-hour period: first in the third round of the tournament (modified after the withdrawal of Kastoria) and again in the final to win the title.
Yesterday the team from Evosmos, seeking a double in this year’s season and a “repeat” and winning its fourth title since 2015, defeated Anoixi Dionysos 2-0 (24-12, 19-3).
In the second match of the day, Kiklopes Alexandroupolis beat Anoixi 2-0 (24-16, 18-12) and secured their place in the final regardless of the outcome of their first match against Spartakos.
Today’s program at the “Artemis” venue:
Women’s final phase 19:00: Spartakos Evosmus Goalbet – Kiklopes Alexandroupolis (third game)21:00: Spartakos Evosmou Goalbet – Kiklpes Alexandroupolis (gold medal final)Men’s Final 420:00: Apollon Stavroupolsi – Apollon Kalamarias (bronze medal match)22:00: Kiklopes Alexandroupolis – Olympios Dias Aspropyrgou (gold medal final)