Boccia brings first gold in Paralympics

Greece secured its first gold medal in the 2012 Paralympic Games on Tuesday as the national boccia team in the BC3 category beat Portugal in the final with a 4-1 score.

The Greek team consisted of experienced Grigoris Polychronidis as well as Nikos Pananos and Eleni Kordali.

Paschalis Stathelakos grabbed Greece’s first silver medal on Tuesday as he ended up second in the final of discuc F40, with a European record of 44.11 meters.

Also on Tuesday Pavlos Mamalos earned bronze in powerlifting after finishing third in the -90 kilogram category with 232 kilos.

This was Greece’s fourth bronze in the London Paralympics.

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