Lefteris Petrounias declared Male Gymnast of the Year
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Lefteris Petrounias declared Male Gymnast of the Year

The “lord of the rings”, Lefteris Petrounias, got the top prize at the European Federation Awards. He was presented with the award for ‘Male Gymnast of the Year’ and for Outstanding Performance of the Year.

In the category Male Gymnast of the Year, 8681 people voted. Eleftherios Petrounias gathered 5277 votes and 61%, whereas Marian Dragulescu came second with 2545 votes and 29%.

In the category  Outstanding performance of the Year,  8921 people voted. Eleftherios Petrounias gathered 7798 votes with  87%, whereas Samir Ait Said from France came second with 371 votes and 4%.

Double winner Eleftherios Petrounias (GRE) was delighted with his victories: “I want to say a special thanks to the UEG, for this brilliant idea of the European Gymnastics Awards and for giving me the opportunity to be a candidate in two categories. These awards are something which our great sport needed, in order to gain even wider exposure. It is a perfect opportunity for the gymnastics fans to come closer to Gymnastics through their vote and I just hope that this initiative will grow stronger and bigger each year. I wish to congratulate Olympiada Thrakomakedonon and the rest of the UEG Awards Winners, as well as all the candidates in each category. And of course, my gratitude goes to the thousands of fans who voted for me and elected me as a double UEG Award winner. Their support gives me a lot of strength ahead of the new season. I will try to be worthy of this honor and make happy all these people every time I can. Thank you all!”