On Sunday 2nd of June 2019, over 50 athletes from 9 clubs around Sydney competed in the NSW Pankration Championship.
After a full day of action, the championship was won by the Fight Lab, with Zeus Martial Arts Academy coming second.
The Fight Lab won the state title for the 2nd year in a row, with 16 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals.
“The Fight Lab, with the reinforcement from the Little Spartans, won the State Championship second time in a row. I am very proud. I must also say the little Spartans who competed, fought with hearts worthy of real Spartans,” stated Kon Pappy, former champion wrestler, professional boxer and owner of ‘The Fight Lab’.
Results for the Greek Australian Athletes are as follows:
- Nicola Papaioannou, 8 years old, The Fight Lab- Gold
- Anastasia Millis, 8 years old, The Fight Lab- Silver
- Elena Millis, 8 years old, The Fight Lab- Bronze
- Alexandra Tritsaris, 9 years old, The Fight Lab- Gold
- Mia Kehagia, 9 years old, The Fight Lab- Silver
- Katerina Papaioannou, 11 years old, The Fight Lab- Gold
- Jonathan Skagias, 12 years old, The Fight Lab
- Manolis Moustakas, 66 kgs, The Fight Lab
- George Gekas Renzos, 71 kgs, Zeus- Gold
- Steven Belekas, 78 kgs, Zeus
- Adonis Kapitanellis, 95 kgs, Zeus- Gold
- Marcos Kathounis, Zeus- Silver
- Evan Alexandrakis, Zeus- Bronze
Kostas Papaioannou, 71 kgs- Gold
Tom Zekyrias, 78 kgs- Gold
Tom Christopoulos, 85 kgs- Gold
Peter Zakis, 95 kgs- Gold