Tag: Nikos Gemelos

Swimming Santorini

Swimming Santorini Courtesy of Danijela Bogdanovic, Santorini Island, Greece. The annual Santorini Experience on Santorini Island in Greece will take place for the 6th consecutive year on the beautiful Cyclades island in October. The 2.4 km swim, which was won by Japan's Olympian Yasunari Hirai in 2019, is from the volcano to the old port of Fira in

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Sea Swimming In Santorini…Splendid

Photos courtesy of Elias Lefas, video courtesy of by Aeromotion & Thanks Rivios Photography on Santorini Island, Greece. The Santorini Experience open water swimming event covered by a drone in Greece. The event included a 1.5 km swim with 1 km + 5 km + 10 km + 15 km runs held on Santorini Island (Cyclades Group of Islands) this weekend. Participants

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Greek Olympic Déjà Vu In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Back in 1896, Alfréd Hajós of Hungary won the 100m freestyle in 1:22.2 and the 1200m freestyle in 18:22.1 in rough 55°F (13°C) sea water at the first modern Olympic Games. Thousands of spectators lined the Bay of Zea off the Piraeus coast to watch the 18-year-old Hajós win two gold medals. Nikos Gemelos,

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It’s All Greek In The Open Water

The Hellenic Swimming Federation hosted its annual KOE Awards this week where it honored 128 athletes and 46 coaches including Spyridon Gianniotis, Antonis Fokaidis, coach Nikos Gemelos and Kalliopi Araouzou. The list of the Greek honorees are as follows: ΑΘΛΗΤΕΣ *Σπύρος Γιαννιώτης *Αντώνης Φωκαϊδης *Δημήτρης Νέγρης *Βαγγέλης Τσιραπίδης *Βαγγέλης

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