Apostolos Christou sets Pan-Hellenic record at Melbourne swimming championship


By Bill Roumeliotis.

Greek swimmer, Apostolos Christou, has made it into the world final for 100m backstroke in the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2022 at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Tuesday.

The championships began on Tuesday in Melbourne, Victoria where Christou swam in the 100 metre backstroke race and qualified for the final.

“I am doubly happy. Firstly, because I qualified for the final and secondly because I set a new Pan-Hellenic record,” Christou told The Greek Herald immediately after his race.


Christou holds the Pan-Hellenic record in the World Final of the 100 metre backstroke with a time of 49.66.

“I’m excited, but I’m not stopping here. I will give my best in the final for something even better,” he said.

Christou will compete in the 100 metre backstroke at 8.30pm tonight. It will be aired live on Channel 9 and 9Now.




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