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Gold Medalist Korakaki Slams Greek Government

2016 Rio Olympics - Shooting - Victory Ceremony - Women's 25m Pistol Victory Ceremony

The 19-year-old, who won two of Greece’s six medals this month, a gold in the 25-metre pistol event and a bronze in the 10-metre air pistol, said she was not invited to the ceremony due to her recent criticisms over state support for athletes.


“The truth is I was never invited by anyone and any efforts trying to falsify this truth, in order to justify their unjustifiable ‘mistake’, is sad and undignified,” said Korakaki in a statement on her Facebook account. “It has made me terribly disappointed that nobody informed me or even asked me, as had been agreed, and this comes on top of dozens of similar incidents and behavior I’ve been faced with,” she added.

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