Greek Australian Peter Boukouvalas to make Olympic archery debut in Paris

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NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) athlete Peter Boukouvalas along with Laura Paeglis have been selected in the Australian Olympic Team, with both athletes set to make their Olympic debut at Paris’ famed Esplanade des Invalides. 

25-year-old Boukouvalas has been selected for the men’s individual event, while 22-year-old Paeglis will take on the women’s individual event in Paris.

The mixed team’s event will then be determined by the top 16 ranked teams based on the combined scores from the individual qualification round.

Sydney-local Boukouvalas said he is honoured to be selected to his first Olympic Team. 

“It feels surreal. I am not sure it has fully sunk in yet that I have been selected for my first Olympic Games,” Boukouvalas said.

“I have just been so focused on the task at hand, which was to qualify, so I haven’t had the chance to stop and fully appreciate what I have been able to achieve.

“To wear the Olympic Rings and the green and gold has always been a dream of mine, I am really looking forward to just taking it all in, enjoying everything the Olympics has to offer and savouring every moment I am there.”

Paris 2024 marks the 14th consecutive Olympic Games in which Australia will compete in archery, continuing our legacy that began at the Munich 1972 Games.

Source: Australian Olympic Committee.

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