We are very proud of Pavlos Kontides who has been crowned Laser Class World Champion in Split, Croatia! The Foundation is supporting Pavlos once again this year!
Pavlos Kontides is a Cypriot sailor, born in Limassol, CY. He became the first Cypriot athlete ever to win an Olympic medal for his country, by winning the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men’s Laser class.
Kontides also competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics obtaining the 13th place.
In the same year, he won Gold at the World Junior Championships and in 2009 he won two Silver Medals in World Cups and a Bronze in the Paneuropean Men’s Championship.
He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Men’s Laser class where he placed 7th. He was the flag bearer for Cyprus during the Parade of Nations.
The Republic of Cyprus honored Kontides through the issue of a Commemorative Stamp.
Online Media Coverage (in Greek):
Press (in Greek):
20/09/2017 Alitheia (Sport Day) (Page 1 & 11)
20/09/2017 Goal News (Page 1 & 18)
20/09/2017 Politis (Page 1 & 17)
20/09/2017 Haravgi (Page 1 & 19)
24/09/2017 Mahi (Page 39)
30/09/2017 Goal News (Page 23)
30/09/2017 Politis (Page 48)