Cypriot sailor Kontides wins bronze medal at European Laser Championship in Italy

Cypriot sailor Pavlos Kontides won the bronze medal at the European Laser Championship, held in Andora, Italy, after a tremendous effort on the last day of the event during which he managed to climb from the 8th to the 3rd position.

According to a press release, Croatians Stipanovic and Jurisic, members of Kontides’ training team, finished first and second respectively, in a dream race for team coach Jozo Jakelic.

On the final day, Kontides was 21st, 6th and 8th, and finished fourth overall, but Australia’s Wearn, who was third, was not in contention for medals.

This was Pavlos Kontides’ fifth medal at a European Championship, having won two gold medals in 2018 and 2022 and two bronze ones in 2017 and 2009. In 2012, Kontides won silver at the London Olympic Games.

Source: Cyprus News Agency