Olympic Gold winner, Stefanos Ntouskos, given hero’s welcome in native Ioannina


Olympic rowing champion, Stefanos Ntouskos, was given a hero’s welcome in his native Ioannina in northwestern Greece on Monday, after flying back home from the Tokyo Olympics, where he picked up a gold medal in the Men’s Single Skulls on Friday.

Ntouskos won the sculls in the Olympic best time of 6:40.45 after blasting his way through the third quarter of the race and charging through the last 250 meters to win gold.

READ MORE: Greek rower Stefanos Ntouskos wins Tokyo Olympics gold in men’s single sculls.

READ MORE: Eleftherios Petrounias wins Tokyo Olympics bronze medal in men’s rings final.

“Long live Ioannina, long live Greece,” the 24-year-old athlete said, waving to residents and officials who turned out to welcome him to the Pan-Epirote stadium shortly after he did a victory lap around the city’s main square aboard an army Jeep, with a police motorcyle escort.

Ntouskos was crowned with an olive wreath by Epirus Regional Governor, Alexandros Kachrimanis, and congratulated for this performance in the Tokyo Games by Ioannina Mayor, Moisis Elisaf.

Source: Ekathimerini.

READ MORE: Miltiadis Tentoglou wins Tokyo Olympics gold for Greece in the men’s long jump final.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Cypriot communities across Australia and NZ gather for 51st Annual Conference

On Friday, May 24, the Federation of Cyprus Communities and Organizations of Australia and NZ officially inaugurated its 51st Annual Conference following a four-year...

Three generations of Pontians raise funds to preserve their ‘second home’ in Sydney

Three generations of proud Pontians supported Pontoxeniteas NSW's 'Winter Wonderland Fundraising Gala' for its 45-year-old Pontian House.

6th Annual Breakfast for Brain Cancer in Sydney: A morning of hope and progress

The White Pearl Foundation hosted its 6th Annual Breakfast for Brain Cancer in Sydney in support of The Brain Cancer Group.

Melbourne’s Greek community gathers to commemorate the Battle of Crete

Melbourne's Greek community gathered at events over the weekend to commemorate the 83rd anniversary of the Battle of Crete.

International conference brings Darwin to Greece and the world

The 4th International Conference on the Hellenic Diaspora begins on May 31 at Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina campus.

You May Also Like

Eleni Petinos MP appointed to NSW Liberals’ shadow cabinet

Miranda MP Eleni Petinos has been recalled to the front bench and appointed Shadow Minister for Finance and Shadow Minister for Sport.

Parramatta school in lockdown after teen stabbed multiple times

A Western Sydney high school is in lockdown after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed several times this morning.

Thanasi Kokkinakis opens up on five-month health battle

“I went through a lot of times when I was struggling a bit mentally but first and foremost I was just trying to get healthy.”