Antonis Tsapatakis has won a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke SB4 at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Tsapatakis finished in 1 minute 40.20 seconds, behind Russia’s Dmitrii Cherniaev (1:31.96, world record) and Colombia’s Moises Fuentes Garcia.
This is Greece’s fifth medal, and fourth bronze, in the Paralympics. It has also won a silver.
Tsapatakis, 33, was a water polo player when, in 2006, he was paralysed after a motorcycle accident. He has won silver and three bronze medals at World Championships and two silver and two bronze medals at European Championships since 2013.
This brings the tally medal for Greece to 5 at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Congratulations to Antonios.
Another World Record is broken! Dmitrii Cherniaev takes the win Men's 100m Breaststroke SB4 in a record breaking time of 1:31.96! #Gold Dmitrii Cherniaev #RPC #Silver Moises Fuentes Garcia #COL#Bronze Antonios Tsapatakis #GRE#ParaSwimming #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics
— Paralympic Games (@Paralympics) August 29, 2021
Read his story here https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/11/14/antonis-tsapatakis-paralympics-athlete/
“I do not care if I walk again, what matters is that I am alive,” says Antonis Tsapatakis, the Paralympic athlete that has proudly represented Greece in many international competitions.