Greece’s Olympic gymnastics champion, Eleftherios Petrounias, arrived in Melbourne, Australia, with much hype and excitement. The Greek Olympian will now leave with a gold medal on his neck after winning it on Saturday at the 2020 World Cup Gymnastics.
Petrounias achieved a score of 15.066, beating out Iran’s Mahdi Kohani and Egypt’s Ali Zahran.
The 2020 World Cup Gymnastics were held in Melbourne, Australia, and was the perfect opportunity for the Greek born champion to prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
However, before he can participate in the Greek national Olympic team, he is required to win in Baku, Azerbaijan and Doha in Qatar in March.
Despite this, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos congratulated Greek gymnast, wishing him success in the Olympic Games this winter.
“The wishes of all of us accompany you towards the pinnacle in Tokyo,” the president’s message said, “but regardless of this target, you already top Greek men and women’s respect and love, and not just them. Warm congratulations.”
Joining the long list of international and domestic sports stars, Petrounias also announced that all profits from his prize money will go towards the bushfire appeal for victims affected by the recent fires.
Melbourne World Cup Rings Final Results:
1st – Eleftherios Petrounias GRE 15.066
2nd – Mahdi Ahmad Kohani IRI 14.5
3rd – Ali Zahran EGY 14.266
4th – Ng Kiu Chung HKG 14.066
5th – Courtney Tulloch GBR 13.766
6th – Rick Jacobs NED 13.266
7th – Devy Dyson NZL 13.166
8th – Hamza Yilmaz TUR 12.7