Greek swimmer Stergios Bilas wins gold at European championship

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Stergios Bilas celebrated a gold medal in the 50m butterfly at the European Men’s Championship in Belgrade on Tuesday, June 18.

The 23-year-old swimmer, after the triumph of Apostolos Papastamos in the 400m medley, made history by winning his first individual gold at the men’s level.

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Stergios Bilas (centre) wins gold.

With an amazing performance of 23.15 (he had 23.06 in the qualifiers), he left his rivals behind, giving Greece its third medal in the championship.

Simon Bucher (Austria) finished 2nd in 23.19, while Daniel Grakic (Czech Republic) took the bronze in 23.26.

Bilas, celebrating his rise from European U23 champion to European men’s champion, seals a golden page in his career.

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