Gold medal in shot put for Manolis Stefanoudakis at IWAS 2023


After the European record with a throw of 31.50 meters and the gold medal in the javelin at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) World Games in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand, the leading Greek athlete, Manolis Stefanoudakis, also won first place in the shot put with a shot at 8.22 m..

2023 closes competitively with the best omens for the competitive year of 2024. The course of the Cretan Athlete is stable in terms of time and medals and very promising for the new Paralympic year.

In his statements, the Rio Paralympic gold medalist says:

“I am very satisfied and happy with the results of IWAS as I managed to make the longest shot of my sports career, which is the new European record, but also to win the first place in shot put, which is not my main sport . And I manage all this because I have people by my side who believe in me and support my efforts.

I sincerely thank the Hellenic Paralympic Committee for once again supporting me and being by my side.

I would like to thank the members of the Hellenic Sports Federation of Persons with Disabilities who took care of all the procedures for my participation in this sports event.

I thank my coach, Skandzakis Hippokratis, who is by my side on a daily basis and supports me in every way with perseverance and absolute professionalism.

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