#UnderwaterGreekFreak wins two medals in 30 minutes at European Championship


Andreas Vazaios, nicknamed the #UnderwaterGreekFreak won a gold medal and a bronze medal in the space of 30 minutes at Glasgow’s European Short Course Swimming Championships.

The talented swimmer won his second gold medal in the 200m butterfly and broke a national record for Greece by finishing at 1:50.23.

A few minutes earlier he won bronze for the 100m Individual Medley category.

Vazaios is a 25-year-old Greek who lives in North Carolina, USA.

The swimmer has commented on the warmth of the Greek diaspora in America, saying “I think it’s really great when you meet Greeks here in the United States. They make you feel comfortable, safer and like family. You feel that extra support from the Greek-American community. I feel the Greeks here in America are more patriotic than others.”




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