Efstratios (Stratos) Nikolaidis took the bronze at the shot put F20 at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Tuesday, giving Greece a second medal in track and its sixth overall at Tokyo.
Nikolaidis scored 15.93 meters in his second try, behind Ukraine’s Maksym Koval (at 17.34m, a world record) and Oleksandr Yiarovyi (17.30m).
The final included another Greek athlete, Leontios Stefanidis, who came in fourth, with 15.75m.
In a tweet, Deputy Sports Minister Lefteris Avgenakis congratulated both athletes and posted their photographs.
Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias also congratulated Nikolaidis on Tuesday.
In a tweet, accompanied by a photo of the athlete, Dendias said: “One more bronze medal at the Paralympic Games from Stratos Nikolaidis in shot put F20, one more life lesson from Tokyo. Congratulations!” [ANA-MPA]