It was a big week for Greece at the European Aquatics Championships in London.
On Wednesday Andreas Vazaios was first to finish in the 200-metre medley final, becoming the third Greek swimmer to win gold in a European Championship.
In doing so, the 22-year-old managed to beat the national record of one minute and 58.18 seconds, with his fellow competitors left trailing by 1.5 seconds.
Vazaios’ win came a day after Apostolos Christou finished third in the 100-metre backstroke final on Tuesday, behind first-placed Frenchman Camille Lacourt and Grigory Tarasevich (RUS) in second.
The 19-year-old wasn’t the only one to be awarded the bronze medal, however; with a time of 54.19 seconds, he finished in a dead heat with Italy’s Simone Sabbioni.
The time was just short of Christou’s impressive achievement in the semi-finals, finishing with a time of 53.36 seconds.
Meanwhile, Panayiotis Samilidis of Greece managed to finish in fifth position in the 100-metre breaststroke final.
In total, Greece had 14 swimmers in its roster for this year’s championships.