Greece's rowing competitors Maria Kyridou and Christina Bourbou made history on Wednesday at Tokyo Olympics after breaking the world best time in the semi-finals of the Women's coxless pair class rowing competition.
WOW! Where did Greece come from?!
They set a new WORLD BEST TIME winning the first semifinal A/B of the women's pair.
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The Greek duo finished at 6:48.70, making history as this is the fastest time in the world, ever.
The previous world record was 6:49.08, and it was currently held by the New Zealand duo of Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler. They had competed in the final round of the Women's Pair category at the Rowing World Cup II event held in Poland in 2017.
However, during the second semi-finals, the New Zealand team of Grace Prendergast and Jackie Gowler managed to break their world record again, this time with a time of 6:47.41.
The Greek girls' sensational performance crossed the finishing line first, making them the favorites for the finals.
The finals will be held at 03:30 AM Eastern European Summer Time on Thursday.
Lets hope the girls can repeat their semi final performance.