Day two saw more medals added to both Greece’s and Australia’s medal tallies.
Dimitris Bakochristos won another bronze for Greece in the 54kg weightlifting category, missing out on the silver medal due to his weight.
Despite this, he was not disappointed with his final result.
“I am very satisfied. Despite the fact that we had some difficulties and that I faced some injuries, in the end we were vindicated. This medal gives me great strength. I sincerely feel great emotion and pride,” Bakochristos told Greek news agency ANA in an interview.
The weightlifter put up an impressive fight, producing three valid attempts of 157kg, 163kg and 165kg. The only thing that pulled him back from the silver was that he weighed just a few grams more at 53.10kg as opposed to his French opponent Axel Bourlon who weighed in at 52.95.
The weightlifter has matched his podium finish at the Rio Paralympics, where he also won bronze.
“I dedicate this medal to all those that stood by me. To my family, my coach, my sponsors. I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I want to dedicate this medal to our country, to Greece,” he said.
One silver and three more bronze medals were the pride of Australians during the second day of competition, where cycling and swimming are dominating the tally.
Darren Hicks won silver in the men’s C2 3000m individual pursuit, just behind his French opponent Alexandre Leaute who took first place in world record time.
David Nicholas made his way into the stadium next also for cycling but in the men’s C3 3000m individual pursuit.
The 29-year-old scored a bronze who stayed ahead of the pack for most of the race.
Back in the pool, the women managed a podium finish as Keira Stephens and Katja Dedekind took out bronze in their races.
Out on the courts, the Australian Rollers defeated Iran 81-39 in the the wheelchair basketball heat, with 21 of the Aussie’s points score by Brett Stibners.
Team Australia’s rugby front also displayed some impressive skills, defeating France 50-48 in a nail biting finish. The team will face Japan today.