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article imageVangelis Galiatsatos talks gold medal, European Championship win Special

By Markos Papadatos     Oct 21, 2017 in Sports
Kefalonia - 17-year-old Greek weightlifter Vangelis Galiatsatos chatted with me about his gold medal win at the 2017 European Championships.
Galiatsatos won the gold medal for Greece at the 2017 European Championships in Pristina, Kosovo. He triumphed in the 94 kg category, where he was able to successfully lift up a total of 320 pounds. "I felt a great deal of happiness and joy," he said, graciously.
One of his proudest moments was hearing the Greek national anthem played in his honor in Pristina. "That was quite an emotional moment," he admitted. "I was overjoyed and very thankful."
Earlier this year, Galiatsatos won two silver medals at the World Youth Weightlifting Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, that took place in April.
He hails from the Greek island of Kefalonia. Galiatsatos revealed that his plans for the future are to someday compete at the Olympic Games, as well as to achieve victories in bigger competitions in the international level.
His advice for aspiring weightlifters is as follows: "Whoever wants to try out for weightlifting, ought to try out! Weightlifting is a difficult sport, with a great deal of challenges and joys. Whoever works the hardest will wind up in the podium."
For Galiatsatos, the word "success" means something that he strives for, in every match that he competes in. He concluded by thanking his dedicated fans and supporters. "I will aim for the greatest result," he said.
Read More: Digital Journal covered Vangelis Galiatsatos' gold medal win at the European Championships.
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