In Belgrade, against the backdrop of… Paris, 5 Greek wrestlers


The heart of World Wrestling beats in Belgrade, where the Men’s – Women’s World Championship begins today. This is the top event, where the first qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will be held.

Let’s remember that the… magic ticket will be taken by the first five athletes from the Olympic categories, which means that the two fifths will fight for the last ticket.

Greece will be represented by five athletes. In Elefthera, he will compete at 74kg. George Kouyoumtsidis. At 53 k. of the women, Maria Prevolarakis will fight, while in Greco-Roman the following will participate: Giorgos Prevolarakis (77kg), Ilias Pagkalidis (87kg) and Laokratis Kesidis (97kg).

In Belgrade, the federal coaches will accompany the delegation: Themis Iakovidis, Moisen Parigei and Yiannis Pagalidis. International referees Ilias Liakos and Paulina Georgiou will also represent Greece.

Giorgos Kougioumtsidis is the first to enter the battle of the World. The phenomenon of Greek Wrestling will compete for the first time at 74k. His opponent in the qualifying round is Magomedkabib Kadymagomedov. The Russian-born will compete as an independent, having won the silver medal with Belarus at the Tokyo Olympics.

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