February 26, 2024

Greek Silver Medalist Results in being Case in point of Sportsmanship at Paralympics

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Greek athlete Athanasios Prodromou rushed to help his competitor Abdul Latif Romly just after he was wounded in the course of the extended bounce celebration at the Tokyo Paralympics. Prodromou went on to get silver, and Romly gold. Credit: Hellenic Paralympic Committee

Greek athlete Athanasios Prodromou was heralded not only for his silver medal in the men’s extended soar function at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday, but also for his sportsmanship and good participate in in assisting an wounded competitor.

Prodomou’s soar of 7.17 m earned him the silver medal, the eleventh medal for Greece at the Tokyo Paralympics, and broke the athlete’s personal report.

Abdul Latif Romly from Malaysia took household the gold medal with a jump of 7.45 m, and Nicholas Hum from Australia gained the bronze medal with his lengthy bounce of 7.12 m.

Greek athlete Prodromou rushed to aid injured competitor in Paralympics

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Athanasios Prodromou. Credit: Hellenic Paralympic Committee

In the course of the celebration, Prodomou embodied the spirit of athleticism when he rushed to aid Romly who was wounded all through his fifth jump.

Prodomou did not wait when he observed his fellow athlete hold his leg in ache following landing his leap, and the Greek athlete even rushed to his competitor’s aspect prior to the paramedics.

Despite his injuries, Romly went on to acquire the gold medal in the extensive bounce celebration.

Commentators from Romly’s native Malaysia, and all in excess of the environment, praised Prodomou for right away placing the opposition apart to enable his fellow athlete.

Prodomou even aided the Malaysian athlete, who was obviously in discomfort, clean some of the sand out of his hair and confront just after his harm.

In a social media submit, the Hellenic Paralympic Committee praised Prodromou, producing:

“We choose a bow to Thanasis Prodomou, for his ethos and reasonable perform! All of social media is speaking about Thanasis Prodromou’s wonderful move to enable the Malaysian athlete Latif Romly when he was wounded during his fifth attempt…

Foreign media are praising the enthusiasm and way in which the Greek athlete assisted appropriate soon after Romly’s injury…”

The write-up even included some of the remarks lovers posted on social media about Prodromou’s act of kindness, which incorporated messages like:

“A massive hug from Malaysia,” “Thank you Greece,” and “Respect.”

A overall of 11 medals for Greece in Tokyo

The initially medals for Greece had been won on the initial comprehensive working day of the Paralympic Game titles in Tokyo, on August 25. Panagiotis Triantafyllou and Demosthenes Michalentzakis gained bronze for Greece in the wheelchair unique fencing category and swimming respectively.

The next working day, Powerlifter Dimitrios Bakochristos of Greece won the bronze medal in the men’s 54 kg powerlifting party at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Greek swimmer Antonios Tsapatakis won the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke SB4 at the Tokyo Paralympics on August 29, and Athanasios Konstantinidis won silver in the men’s club throw event on August 28.

On Tuesday, Efstratios Nikolaidis, representing Greece, received the bronze medal in the shot set.

On Wednesday Greece added yet another medal to its tally at the Tokyo Paralympic Games as Grigoris Polychronidis gained the silver at boccia.

Greek sprinter Thanasis Ghavelas received the gold medal for Greece in the 100 meter dash  final on Thursday at the Paralympic Online games held in Tokyo.

The 22-calendar year-outdated athlete, alongside one another with his sighted companion Sotiris Garaganis, gained the group T11 with a time of 10.82, improving the environment record they experienced set in Wednesday’s qualifier of 10.88.

Greek swimmer Alexandra Stamatopoulou took house the bronze medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday in the women’s 50m backstroke swimming S4 occasion.

Stamatopoulou, who has a rare neurological ailment referred to as Rigid Man or woman Syndrome, concluded the race with a time of 49.63, earning her the bronze medal.

The Greek boccia crew won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Paralympics on Saturday in what is the tenth medal for the nation throughout the Game titles in Japan.