Swimmer brings in first Greek medal

Third place: Giorgos Papadopoulos, Greece, 800-meter freestyle


Swimmer Giorgos Papadopoulos from Thessaloniki, 35, is the first Greek medal winner at the Games. Brimming with emotion at the end of his 800-meter freestyle swim, the bronze medal winner told the media:

“I’ve been swimming since a very young age. I’m very happy to participate in the games and with the organization in general.”


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