Two European records in F64 javelin throwing and F56 discus throwing, as well as nine national ones, were set at the premiere of the Panhellenic Track and Field Championship OPAP 2021 hosted at the Kaftanzogleio Stadium in Thessaloniki with the participation of 440 athletes from 49 clubs.
The 2021 European champion, Konstantinos Tzounis (LSO Makedonas), improved his own European record in the F56 discus throw by three centimeters. His best shot was measured at 42.74m. (s.s. 42.71m in Bydgoszcz), performance in the 3rd attempt. June had two more attempts over 42 meters and specifically 42.19m. (5th) and 42.66m. (6th).
Manolis Giakoumakis (Megalonisos), in the 3rd attempt of javelin F64, set a new European record, improving by two meters (and something) the record he held from 27/3/2021 at the meeting in Heraklion. Giakoumakis in the 3rd attempt had a performance of 39.76m., While the previous record was 37.70m.
The national records set at the premiere:
Javelin 33: Lazaros Stefanidis (LSO Makedonas) 21.05m.
Javelin 36: Konstantinos Kontonis (In Healthy Body) 19.84m.
Disc 42: Fotios Dimeris (Agios Christoforos) 40.29m.
Disc 43: Elissaios Galanoudis (Healthy in Body) 9.27m.
Disc 44: Demosthenes Petkakis (LSO Makedonas) 29.12m.
Javelin 20 (U20): Iasonas Pagonis (PASKA) 32.93m.
Javelin 37 (U20): Alexandros Dourdi (Elpida Thessaloniki) 28.60m.
Javelin 20 (U17): Maria Koutsoukosta (Elpida Thessaloniki) 23.14m.
Disc 33 (U17): Paschalia Beniatoglou (Fighters) 5.77m.
The Panhellenic Track and Field Championship OPAP 2021 is under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior, Sector of Macedonia Thrace, while it has the support of the Region of Central Macedonia, the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, OASTH and the Municipality of Kalamaria.
This year’s championship is also supported by the Major Sponsor of the Hellenic Paralympic Committee, OPAP SA.
Meanwhile, Dorothea Poimenidou took the fifth place in the Olympic arc of the World Ranking Event 2021 held in Nove Mesto. The Greek archer, who earlier this week secured qualification for the Tokyo Paralympics, lost in the quarterfinals 7-3 (26-27, 26-26, 28-20, 26-17, 28-27) to Russia. Sintorenko and took 5th place among 26 athletes.
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