Thursday , 2 December 2021


Honorary award of the Greek Paralympics in Santorini

Santorini "flooded" Paralympic champions and spread emotion and enthusiasm to young children and adults who saw them up close and chatted with them.
Forty-40 members of the Greek Paralympic Team and the Greek Paralympic Committee, at the invitation of the Santorini Voluntary Group (EOS), were in Santorini from 5 to 8 November
On Saturday morning 6/11, at 11:00, athletes of the Paralympic Team were at the Nautical Club of Santorini, in Vlychada, where the children of the island, accompanied by their guardians, were able to get to know them in person and get in touch with them.
The students of three primary schools of the fifth grade had the opportunity to see and admire the Athletes whose constant effort inspires their lives. It was an idea of a teacher and the Paralympic champions were invited, who were accompanied by members of the Greek Paralympic Committee.
Students in ... journalist's role interviewed the Paralympics asked what they are for his favorite sports, learned their experiences from the Paralympic Games, but also how different and difficult the life of a
man with special needs. All the students felt emotion and admiration because they had in front of them real fighters, who impressed them with optimism
and wished them good luck in the next races and continue to honor the name of our country!
The Paralympians urged all students to engage in a sport, because in this way they will learn to fight and better manage difficult situations that may come to life.
At noon on Sunday 7/11 there was a special event during which the Greek National Olympic Committee awarded the members of the Greek Paralympic Team for their successes in the Tokyo Games, but also for the life lessons they give to everyone. At the same time, the Paralympic winners visited the archaeological site in Akrotiri.
Among the Paralympic champions were ATHANASIOS KONSTANTINIDIS, THANASIS PRODROMOS, DIMOSTHENIS MICHALENTZAKIS, DIMITRIS KARYPIDIS, LEONTIOS STEFANIDIS, MANOLIS STEFANOUDAKIS, GIANNIS SEVDIKALIS, STELLA SMARAGDI, IOANNIS KOSTAKIS, LAZAROS STEFANIDIS, PASCHALIS KOULOUMOGLOU, THEODORA PASCHALIDOU, ANTHI LIAGKOU, MARIOS HADJIKYRIAKOS, VASSILIS DOUNIS, MARIA TSAKONA, PANAGIOTIS CHRISTAKIS, KONSTANTINOS KARAOUZAS, ALEXANDROS LERGIOS and the coach Skantzakis Hippocrates.
From the Greek Paralympic Committee were Ioannis Vatikiotis, Evangelos Sbraos and Andreas Katsaros.

From the local community were the member of the Parliament for the Cyclades of New Democracy Katerina Manogyiou, the MP of Cyclades SYRIZA Nikos Syrmalenios, the Deputy Regional Governor of the Cyclades Leontaritis Giorgos, the Prefect of Thira Darzentas Charalambos, the Mayor of Thira Antonis Sigalas, the former Mayor of Thira Nikos Zorzos, the head of the faction Orphanos Manolis, the head of the Faction Argyros Maria, the painter Christoforos Asimis and the head of the Greek Army Koutoulla Orfanou

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