The first medal for the Greek colors at the World Rowing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic is a fact. The 23-year-old Antonis Papakonstantinou finished second in his final lightweight skiff with a time of 7:05.42, in the first major distinction of his career in an individual event.
The Greek rower could have reached the gold, if he had not lost his pace for a while in the third part of the race (between 1,000 and 1,500 m), but with a terrific counterattack in the finale, he reached second place. The winner was the Italian Gabriel Soares with 7:03.40.
In the corresponding women’s event, Zoe Fitsiu finished 5th with a time of 7:54.21.
The Greek appearances in finals continue over the weekend with the Gospel Anastasiadou and Milena Close to participate in lightweight double skiff on Saturday and them Thanasis Paleopano and Yannis Kalandaridis in the double skiff and of course the gold medalist Stefano Dusko in the skiff on Sunday.
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