Greece’s three gold medallists from the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships have been named on their team roster for the European Athletics Team Championships Super League in Bydgoszcz, Poland from 9-11 August.
The Greeks just avoided relegation in Lille Metropole two years ago with a ninth-place finish, only eight points clear ahead of the relegation zone. Ekaterini Stefanidi provided one of three crucial victories across the programme and the reigning world, Olympic and European champion is among the standout names on the team sheet.
There were also victories two years ago from European 400m silver medallist Maria Belibasaki in the 200m and European champion Paraskevi Papahristou in the triple jump. Papahristou is contesting both the long jump and triple jump in Bydgoszcz while Belibasaki has entered four events: 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay.
The Greek contingent will also be expecting to add significant points to the team tally in the men's jumping and throwing events. Reigning European indoor and outdoor champion Miltiadis Tentoglou is competing in the long jump, European bronze medallist Dimitrios Tsiamis, 37, is named in the triple jump and Konstadinos Baniotis and Konstadinos Filippidis will compete in the high jump and pole vault respectively.
The Greek team also features Mihail Anastasakis in the hammer while 18-year-old Dimitrios Tsitsos makes his senior debut three weeks after winning bronze in the javelin at the European Athletics U20 Championships.
Due to the change in format which was agreed by the European Athletics Council in November, the European Athletics Team Championships Super League will be streamlined from twelve to eight countries from 2021 onwards which means five countries instead of three will be relegated into the First League.
Full Greek team here (in Greek).