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Latest update: 08/06/2009 18:17 +0300

Successful Games For Cypriot Sailors

LIMASSOL, 6 June 2009 - The efforts of the Cypriot sailing athletes at the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe has been deemed a total success by the Cypriot federation officials.

The impressive wins of Pavlos Kontides in the laser event and Natasa Christodoulou in the laser radial event earned Cyprus two gold medals. The two Cypriot champions once again showed their strength and talent on the international stage and much will be expected from them in the future.

Kontides had finished first in all six races and Christodolou had three first place finishes whilst she twice finished second and once third.

There was also an encouraging performance from Maria Sarri who was leading in the optimist event but later fell behind in the latter stages of the race to finally finish with second place and the silver medal.

Another highlight of the event was the inclusion of Maria Solomonidou who at just 13-years-old won the bronze medal in the optimist event. It wasnít just budding athletes getting the headlines but also aging veterans like Elena Ioannou-Papazolglou who took the podium to also take the bronze medal in the laser radial event.

Eleni Kyriakidou came in fourth in the optimist event with Grigoris Grigoriou coming fourth in the menís optimist event.

Fifth place was taken by Panagiota Grigoriou in the laser radial.

The Technical Director of the Cyprus Sailing Federation Totos Theodosiou expressed his satisfaction not only with the performance of the Cypriot athletes but also with the games as a whole. "Everything went like we expected and we showed that Cypriots have huge potential in many areas. Everyone ran like clockwork and we are totally satisfied."

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