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article imageReview: Greece wins gold in women's triple jump at European Championships Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 11, 2018 in Sports
Greek track and field fans have another reason to celebrate. Paraskevi Papachristou won the gold in the women's triple jump final in Berlin, Germany.
In the triple jump qualification rounds, on August 8, Papachristou jumped 14.49 meters, on her first attempt, which automatically put her in the women's triple jump final, where she faced some stiff competition.
The women's triple jump final took place yesterday on August 10. Papachristou won with a jump of 14.60 meters, which she secured on her second attempt. This was a season best for Papachristou, as well as her first gold medal win at the European Championship level.
In 2016, the Greek athlete had previously won the bronze medal in the women's triple jump at the European Championships that was held in Amsterdam. In 2016, she had also won the bronze at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon.
This was the third gold medal win for Greece in the European Athletics Championships. Greece previously won the gold in the women's pole vault thanks to Katerina Stefanidi, as well as the gold in the men's long jump thanks to Miltiadis "Miltos" Tentoglou. In addition, pole vaulter Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou won the silver medal in the women's pole vault, behind Stefanidi.
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