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Evangelia Platanioti wins Greece’s first-ever artistic swimming gold medal

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Evangelia Platanioti, a 29-year-old Greek athlete, has made history, claiming Greece’s first-ever artistic swimming gold medal at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

She received a gold medal for her solo technical program, as well as scoring 272.9633 points overall, receiving 101.6500 points in the artistic part, and 171.3133 in the execution.

“This medal weighs a lot, it is the heaviest I’ve ever won,” Platanioti said.

“Inside it there is a lot of very hard work, many hours of training, and also tenacity and much determination. I fought for the gold medal and words can’t describe my feelings after I made it.”

Her win this year marks Greece’s first Worlds gold medal in any discipline since Spyros Gianniotis‘ 10km open water victory back in 2013.

This exciting news follows Plataniotis’ previous success, where she received her first medals for artistic swimming in the world championships in Budapest in 2022. She had received bronze medals from the technical and free program in the solo.

Platanioti is now gearing up for her fourth Olympics this summer in Paris. The last time around in Tokyo, she never competed because of positive COVID-19 cases within the Greek artistic swimming team announced just hours before her duet technical performance.

Sources: Ekathimerini, Gazette Gr, and SwimSwam.

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