Monday , 20 September 2021


For the fifth time in the Olympic Games the shooting champion George Achilleos!

At the European Championships held in Osiyek, Croatia, Giorgos Achilleos secured the qualification card for the Olympic Games, after in the final of the skits, he took the silver medal and at the same time one of the two Olympic cards available. With his qualification to "Tokyo 2020", Achilles qualified for the 5th time at the Olympic Games, 21 years after his first Olympic qualification, in "Sydney 2000". Along with the sailing man Andreas Karilou, he becomes the only Cypriot with five participations in The Olympics! In 2004 in Athens and 2008 in Beijing he was the country's flag bearer, and he participated in "London 2012".

The 40-year-old George Achilles was 5th at the Beijing Olympics, the 2nd best place for Cyprus in the history of the Games, behind 4th place Antonis Nikolaidis in the same final.

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