Petrounias: “First fall in my career, even I couldn’t believe it”

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Petrounias: “First fall in my career, even I couldn’t believe it”

On Thursday, he was left out of the rings final at the World Cup of Instrumental Gymnastics in Cairo Lefteris Petrounias. The Greek Olympian had a fall on the way out and was left out of the semi-final, taking 12th place with 13,866 points and falling out of contention for a medal in the event.

In the qualifier of the World Cup in Cairo yesterday after doing a perfect execution I had an unexpected fall on the exit resulting in a slight injury to my lower back. It was the 1st fall in my career, even I couldn’t believe it. But in sports, as in life, anything can happen and you have to do two things when you fall. To recognize your mistake and learn from it first and then get up and come back stronger. The important thing about the case is that qualification for the World Championship – qualification for the Olympic Games – has been locked. So we’re moving forward!“, Petrounias wrote on social media, who nevertheless got the mathematical points he needed to participate in the pre-Olympic World Championship and claim his participation in the Paris Olympic Games there.

Check out this Instagram post.

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