Greek athlete told he would never walk again wins Silver at Para Athletics Championships

Greek athlete told he would never walk again wins Silver at Para Athletics Championships 1

Stelios Malakopoulos

Greece’s 21-year-old talented athlete Stelios Malakopoulos has won a silver medal in the men’s 200m T62 at the Para-Athletics World Championships in Tokyo.

Three years ago, Stelios lost his legs and was told by doctors he wouldn’t be able to walk again but the determined youngster didn’t give up and proved them wrong on every level.

“I chose to fly instead,” said the inspiring athlete.

“Thank you for your love and support! I’m humbled to represent Greece in the European Championship with 2nd place in men’s 200m T62!”

“Remember to not let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do,” Stelios added.

With a time of 24.43 it was also a personal best for him.

Germany’s Johannes Floors won the gold and Italy’s Andrea Lanfri took home the bronze.