Golden Greeks break world record and win gold

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Greek rowing athletes and recently crowned European champions, Yiannis Kalandaridis and Ninos Nikolaidis have broken a ten year old world record and won gold in the Rowing Junior Championship in Rotterdam.

Their achievement didn’t go unnoticed in Greece with the pair receiving a congratulatory letter from the Greek President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Kalandris and Nikolaidis clocked 6 minutes and 32.51 seconds to finish two and a half seconds ahead of their closest rival and break the world junior record that Romania had held since 2006.

Greece claimed a total of four medals, one gold, two silvers and a bronze, confirming the country as a major international force in rowing.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.