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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-08-18

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Picture of Drakolimni wins top spot in 'Wiki Loves Earth Greece 2016' competition
  • [02] Silver medalist Spyros Gianniotis basks in the glory of Rio's win

  • [01] Picture of Drakolimni wins top spot in 'Wiki Loves Earth Greece 2016' competition

    A stunning picture of Drakolimni (Dragon Lake) on Mt Tymfi, located in the northern Pindus mountain range, northwestern Greece, won first place at the "Wiki Loves Earth Greece 2016" photo competition.

    Wiki's jury chose the picture taken by user Ale30307 after two rounds of scoring. The sub-alpine lake resides at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level, in the Vikos–Aoos National Park which accepts over 100,000 visitors per year. The lake is inhabited by a species of alpine newt and is a popular trekking destination in the spring and autumn.

    A picture of Lake Stymfalia in rain and the Kakoperatos Cave in Samos complete the first three positions. In total, 3,344 photos were submitted by 364 users for Greece, with 92 percent of them being first-time contributors. The pictures have now been submitted to the international section of the competition

    This was the first time the photo contest was launched in Greece.

    [02] Silver medalist Spyros Gianniotis basks in the glory of Rio's win

    Marathon swimmer Spyros Gianniotis, who won the silver medal at the photo finish of men's 10 km swimming race in Rio's Olympics, said he is now beginning to realize what he achieved, as he spoke to the press shortly after his return to Athens on Thursday.

    "Only today I realize what I've achieved. It was a repressed desire, mine and Nikos'," the athlete said referring to his long-time coach, Nikos Gemelos. He said he was particularly moved by the welcome he received when he stepped off the plane in Athens and thanked everyone who supported his effort.

    "I end my career in the most beautiful and unique way," he continued and summed up the secret to his success in the words "patience, persistence and pain".


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