On Friday 10/3, the Greek delegation leaves for Leiria, Portugal, which is going to participate in the European Throwing Cup on the weekend (11-12/3). In the first major event of open athletics for 2023, our country will appear with two significant losses, both in the hammer throw, as Christos Franzeskakis and Michalis Anastasakis are undergoing a period of rehabilitation from health and injury problems and will not be present.
On the contrary, Elina Jengo will normally participate, who as the current European champion is one of the “stars” of the event, which is why she has been invited to the official press conference, which will take place on Friday afternoon. The javelin champion started her year with a throw of 61.05m. in Heraklion, in the winter hurling cup, and will aim for something even better in Leiria.
In detail, the Greek team consists of the following athletes:
Men’s Shot Put: Anastasios Latiflari (AS Kentavros) – Odysseas Mouzenidis (AS Kentavros)
Men’s Hammer Shot: Yiannis Korakidis (GS Mandron) – Ivan Menglebei (GS Eleftherios Venizelos)
Men’s hammer throw K23: Orestis Dousakis (GS Eleftherios Venizelos)
Women’s Shot Put: Maria Maggoulia (Kazoni-Kalymnos Association 2000)
Women’s discus throw: Chrysoula Anagnostopoulou (GS Ilioupoli)
Women’s Discus U23: Sofia Kessidi (AS Kentavros)
Women’s Hammer Throw K23: Stavroula Kosmidou (GS Eleftherios Venizelos)
Women’s Javelin: Elina Tzengo (AS Centauros) – Aphrodite Maniou (OFI)
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