SWIMMING


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Greece has completed a remarkable tally of four medals, including two golds, by the end of the European Short-Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow, with Andreas Vazaios having the Greek national anthem played twice in his honor.


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The Greek Women’s Free Combination Team advanced Thursday to their event’s final at the FINA 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, achieving the sixth highest score among the 12 teams that qualified. The final will take place Friday afternoon. [Reuters]

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Greece’s performance in the 2018 European Aquatics Championships in Glasgow ended on a high note on Thursday, with swimmer Kristian Gkolomeev taking silver in the 50 m freestyle.




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The Greek women's team finished fourth in the 2017 Eurobasket in the Czech Republic as it lost to France 77-55 in Saturday’s semifinal and 78-45 to Belgium in the third-place game on Sunday.

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Participants in the "Swim the Canal" event take part in the race through the 6,346-meter-long Corinth Canal that separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece, Tuesday. It was the first swimming race since the construction of the canal in 1893. The swimmers covered a distance of 6 kilometers. [Valerie Gache/AFP]


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Silver medalist Spyros Gianniotis of Greece poses after the men’s 10 km marathon swim at Copacabana Tuesday during the Rio Olympics. Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands took the gold in a photo finish. Gianniotis, 36, appeared to cross the finish line first, but the Dutchman touched the timing pad before him. Both were credited with the same time, 1 hour, 52 minutes, 59.8 seconds. An appeal against the decision by the Greek national team, asking that the pair share top honors, was rejected by Olympics officials. [Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP]
 

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Swimmers on the Olympic refugee team Rami Anis (r) and Yusra Mardini talk after practice at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium ahead of the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday. Both athletes made the treacherous journey across the Aegean Sea to Greece on rubber boats to flee war-torn Syria. [Charlie Riedel/AP]