Greece’s Andreas Vazaios Wins Gold in 200m IM Swimming



vazaiosss-thumb-largeGreece’s Andreas Vazaios picked up the men’s 200-meter Individual Medley title at he 2016 European Aquatics Championships in London.

Vazaios turned in a top time of 1:58.18 for the win, moving up to ninth place in the world rankings.

Israel’s Gal Nevo received the silver medal for a time of 1:59.69 with Portugal’s Alexis Santos rounding out the podium with a third-place time of 1:59.76.

Italy’s Federico Turrini (2:00.28), Portugal’s Diogo Carvalho (2:00.29), Luxembourg’s Raphael Stacchiotti (2:00.56), Great Britain’s Max Litchfield (2:00.71) and Great Britain’s Dan Wallace (2:00.92) also competed for the gold.

Greece’s Stefanos Dimitriadis and Panagiotis Samilidis qualified for Thursday’s finals in the 200m butterfly and 200m breaststroke respectively.