Tsolakidis Wins Silver Medal at World Championships

Vassilis Tsolakidis won the silver medal in the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo on the 16th of October, ranking second in the parallel bars final.

The Greek champion shared his medal with the Chinese Zhang Chenglong. Tsolakidis performed his routine in excellent fashion, including two moves that bear his name (Tsolakidis and Tsolakidis 2), to win his first ever World Championships medal.

He had qualified for the final in eighth place, but managed to get the only medal for Greece in the event.

This distinction also secures Tsolakidis automatic qualification to the 2012 Olympic Games. (ekathimerini)