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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Beijing 2008Greece's hopes of adding another sailing medal to its already meagre collection hit the rocks on Wednesday when Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigonis dropped out of contention in the Tornado class.

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Starting the day in the bronze medal position, Paschalidis and Trigonis had a terrible day finishing tenth, sixth and 13th in their three races.

They have now slipped to eighth overall - 16 points off bronze - with just the medal race left

The RS:X windsurfing came to a disappointing end for Nikolaos Kaklamankis who went OCS in the medal race and ended up eighth overall. talks to Sofia Bekatorou about winning the bronze medal in the Yngling class

Andreas Kiligkaridis missed out on reaching the final of the flatwater canoe single 1000 metres when he finished fifth in his semi-final.

In the pool, Evanthia Makrygianni and Despina Solomou came tenth in the final of the duet free routine in the synchronised swimming.

In the 7th-12th play-offs, Greece's men's water polo team beat China 13-8 with Georgos Doskas scoring four goals and Georgos Afroudakis three.

Away from the water, there was a semblance of hope in the wrestling ring where Emzarios Bentinidis beat Matt Gentry of Canada 4-1 on technical points in the last 16 of the men's freestyle 74kg last 16.

His next bout ended in defeat, however, as he went down 3-0 on points in the quarter-finals to Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan who went on to reach the final

Panagiotis Gionis went out in the second round on the men's table tennis, beaten 4-3 by Hong Kong's Ko Lai Chak.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Douvalidis breaks national record againKonstantinos Douvalidis has made it through to the semi-finals of the 110 metres hurdles in spite of only coming fourth in his second round heat.

Douvalidis broke the national record for the second race in succession as he finished in 13.43 seconds.

With only the top three qualifying automatically, he then had to wait for the other three heats to be concluded before his place was confirmed as one of the four lucky losers.

Elsewhere in track and field Piyi Devetzi, who won the bronze in the triple jump on Sunday, missed out on a place in the long jump final with a leap of 6.57 metres.

Sava Lika failed to qualify for the jaelin final after only managing a best throw of 59.11 metres.

Evanthia Makrygianni and Despina Solomou made it through to the final of the synchronized swimming duets. The came tenth in qualifying.

Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstinatinos Trigonis will have to wait a bit longer to push on with their bid for a medal in the Tornado class sailing. Their race today was postponed leaving them in third place with 32 points, one ahead of Argentina and Italy and two ahead of Germany and the Netherlands.

Nikolaos Kaklamanakis will finish outside the medals in the RS:X windsurfing. He remains in 6th spot with just the medal race to come Athena Frai 15th in the women's event.

Tornado boys still in with medal shout
Pachalidis, Trigonis lie third with three to go
Frustration for Bekatorou
Lack of wind postpones Yngling medal race
Greece close in on sailing medal
Rowers also reach final in style
Ill fortune rains on Greece
Bad day in wrestling, beach volley, water polo, table tennis
Kaklamanakis slips down the leaderboard
Another poor day for the sailors
Kaklamanakis leads the way for Greece
Sailors enjoy mixed fortunes
Mediterranean Games comes to Greece
Volos and Larissa to stage 2013 Games

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