SPORTS

Greece collects 59 medals in Med Games

Greek sports can feel proud that in such lean times as today’s it has collected as many as 59 medals in the 2013 Mediterranean Games that concluded on Sunday in Turkey.

In the event which Greece was originally to organize at Volos and Larissa, before it decided to pull out of hosting it, the country’s representatives in the sporting field did more than was expected of them.

Greece collected a total of 15 gold medals – including six in track and field – plus 18 silver and 26 bronze medals, taking the sixth spot among participating countries. Italy was first, host Turkey second and France third.

Cyprus was 14th overall with two gold, two silver and three bronze medals.