Wednesday , 18 May 2022


Olympic champion Pyrros Dimas at the Olympic Palace of Cyprus

The most successful Greek athlete of the modern Olympic Games, and the only one who won three Olympic gold medals Pyrros Dimas, during his recent stay in Cyprus, visited the Olympic Palace. He was welcomed by the President of the Cyprus Olympic Committee Georgios Chrysostomou in the presence of the President of the Weightlifting Federation Andreas Roubas, who hosted him in Cyprus, the General Secretary of the JIT Andreas Georgiou and the Treasurer of the JIT Alexandros Christoforou.

Welcoming him to the Olympic Palace and addressing Pyrros Dimas, the President of the JIT Georgios Chrysostomou noted: "We feel proud of your presence here at the Olympic Palace where the heart of Cypriot sports beats. You gave a lot to Hellenism and the Greek youth and your course in sports is an example for everyone"

Pyrros, Dimas on his part, expressed his joy and satisfaction for his presence in Cyprus with which he is ties from the time he was still an active athlete, but also afterwards when as an administrative agent he developed excellent cooperation with the CSO.

Pyrros Dimas was in Cyprus to attend a weightlifting and weightlifting workshop on a bench, organized by the Cyprus Weightlifting Federation, while he also held talks with the koab's administrators on forms of cooperation between the Cyprus and Greek Weightlifting Federations, of which he currently serves as Secretary General, while in the recent past he has been its President for many years.

As an athlete, Pyrrhus Dimas is the only Greek to win three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games, in 1992 in Barcelona, in 1996 in Atlanta, and in 2000 in Sydney. He ended his racing athletic career in 2004 at the Olympic Games in Athens, when in front of the Greek public, in an epic last attempt, he managed to win the bronze medal. In 2005, the World Weightlifting Federation declared him the leading Weightlifter of the 20th century.

Source-JIT

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