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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gymnastics Worlds featuring Greece's Eleftherios Petrounias


by Rexswimguy:

The FIG world championships in gymnastics finished up earlier this month, sportsfans, giving us some interesting insight.  We've gotten so used to China's dominance of this sport in recent years, that Japan's dominance at this year's championships can't help but surprise.  Oh, well, it's nice to see a more even playing field going into an Olympic year, so stay tuned.

... plus a top gymnast whose career seems to be going into overdrive as we head into an Olympic year is Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece.  He won both the European Championships and the World Championships in the Still Rings competition this year, so watch for him.
Name: Eleftherios Petrounias
Date of Birth: November 30, 1990 (Sagittarius)
Hometown: Nea Smyrni, Greece
Height/Weight: 5'5"/137 lbs
Sport: Gymnastics
--- 2015 World Championships gold medalist, Rings
--- 2015 European Championships gold medalist, Rings