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Silver for Greece in 5k team event at European Swimming Championships

Greece claimed the silver in the team 5 kilometer event at the 32nd European Swimming Championships in Berlin on Saturday.

The Greek team of Spyros Gianniotis, Antonis Fokaidis and Kalliopi Araouzou came second with a time of 56:05.5.

The race was won by the Netherlands, with Germany taking bronze.

“The results in the individual events here were not very good for us,” said Gianniotis, according to Swimmingvortex.com.

“But today we showed we could be strong as a team. We trained less in this year as we are in the middle of the Olympic cycle: we will be better next year.”

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