SPORTS

Petrounias wins gold in Europeans

Lefteris Petrounias won his first gold medal in a European Artistic Gymnastics Championship on Saturday finishing first in the rings at Montpellier in France.

Petrounias was impeccable in the execution of his routine to leave all his rivals behind and win comfortably. He went on to dedicate his medal to the Greek people.

Then on Sunday the record five-time Eueropean champion Vlasis Maras earned his eighth European Champ. medal finishing third in the horizontal bar, behind Croat Marijo Moznik and Briton Sam Oldham.

These two medals took Greece’s tally in the history of the European Championships to 25.

Medal hopeful Vasso Millousi finished fifth in the balance beam on Sunday due to a poor ending to its routine that had her lose her footing.