Greek shot putter Efstratios Nikolaidis wins bronze at Tokyo Paralympics


Greek shot-putter Efstratios Nikolaidis won bronze in the F20 finals at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo on Tuesday. 

Nikolaidis took third place at 15.93 meters behind Ukrainians Maksym Koval (17.34m) and Oleksandr Yarovyi (17.30m). 

It’s his first Paralympic medal and the sixth to be won for Greece so far in the Games, with 5 bronze medals and 1 silver. 

Greece has won bronze in fencing, swimming, and weightlifting, with fellow shot putter Athanasios Konstantinidis snatching silver on Saturday. 

The other Paralympian medallists are Panagiotis Triantafyllou, Demosthenes Michalentzakis, Dimitrios Bakochristos, and Antonios Tsapatakis. 

Nikolaidis has represented Greece where he placed fourth at both the London Games in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016. 

He says his performance in the 2016 Games was his most memorable sporting achievement until recently. 

He recently won bronze at the European Championships in Poland.





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