Tuesday , 17 May 2022

New leadership for the Greek Paralympic Committee

The new President of the Greek Paralympic Committee is the Paralympic Gold Medalist Georgios Kapelakis.

On Monday, November 15, the Plenary Session of the Greek Paralympic Committee met and its 11 members elected as the new President the Gold Medalist Georgios Kapelakis.

Georgios Kapelakis was born on November 26, 1973 in Heraklion, Crete, where he lives until today. He is married and has one child. He has studied tourism. He started swimming after his accident.
Giorgos Kapelakis competed in the athletic club "Megalonissos in the sport of swimming in the S2 category.
The first major event in which he excelled was the Paralympic Games in 2004, which were held in Athens, where he won the bronze medal in the 50 meters backstroke.
At the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008 he won four medals. Gold in the 50 meters freestyle event with a new European record, silver in the 100 meters freestyle, bronze in the 200 meters of the same category and bronze in the 50 meters backstroke.
In 2009 he was crowned European champion in the 50m backstroke and was voted by the sports editors in Greece as the top athlete with disabilities. Today he is president of the Association megalonissos and member of the Board of Directors of the National Athletic Federation of People with Disabilities.

The Composition of the Plenum of the Greek Paralympic Committee as established on 15/11/2021 is as follows:

President: Kapelakis Georgios
First Vice President: Tsivilis Athanasios
Second Vice President: Karyofylli Ioanna
General Secretary: Tzamousis Christos
Treasurer: Katsaros Andreas
Superintendent of Sports: Stefanoudakis Emmanouil
Public Relations: Taxildaris Alexandros Helmut

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