Pavlos Kontides the Cypriot sailor wins the European championship for the first time in his career.
Pavlos Kontides was finally the best one among the Laser Standard fleet and crowned new 2018 Laser Senior European champion with 46 points, just one step ahead of new Laser Senior European vice champion Michael Beckett GBR with 47. Bronze European medal for Jesper Stalheim SWE with 50 units.
Pavlos was third overall so also won the European Trophy’s Bronze award. Matthew Wearn AUS and Sam Meech NZL were Gold and Silver with 24 and 35 points respectively.
Last year 2018 Kontides had an incredible year in sailing, winning gold at the Laser 2017 Standard Men’s World Championship and at the 2017 World Cup Series in Hyères, France. He also won silver at the 2017 World Cup Series in Miami, USA, and also the recent World Cup Series in Gamagori, Japan.
As a 22-year-old Pavlos Kontides won the silver medal at the London Olympics, Cyprus` first ever medal in Olympic Games.