Greece’s Alexandra Efraimoglou wins gold in women’s tumbling at European championships

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An amazing finale was in store for Greece at the European Championships in Guimaraes, Portugal, thanks to Alexandra Efraimoglou, who won the gold medal in women’s tumbling.

Her victory was Greece’s first gold medal in the sport.

The 19-year-old champion achieved the biggest international honour of her career by winning the final, which had two legs: In the first leg she got the highest score among the eight finalists with 26.300 points. In the final four, she scored 26.200 points, edging out to a tie with Portugal’s Mariana Cascalieira, who won the silver medal. The trio of the podium was completed by the Frenchwoman Mael Dumitrou-Marin with 24,700 points.

Efraimoglou had taken 8th place at the previous European Championships in 2022 in Rimini, Italy, in her debut in the Women’s category, while last year she had finished 7th at the corresponding World Championships in Birmingham, alongside many more successes in World Cups.

“I have dreamed of this moment for many years. I was very well prepared, I really wanted to win and I am very proud of what I achieved. It was a final with very strong gymnasts. In the final I had two of the best performances of my life and got higher scores than ever before, which makes this victory even more beautiful,” Efraimoglou said after her win.

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