‘Road To Tokyo’

Marilena,17yrs of age from Limaasol & Famagusta Nautical Club one of the top 5 athletes in the world in its category at her age and the best at Cypriot Sailing at youth level ahead of boys in the age category U19.

Marilena is the country’s biggest talent in sailing.

SUCCESSES   10th place  World Laser Radial Championship 2017 – U17
4th  place  European Radial  Championship 2018 – U17
8th  place  World Championship Laser 4.7 2018 – U18
9th    place  World Championship Laser Radial 2019 – U17
1st  place  Pancyprian Laser Championship 4.7 2019 – Overall
1st  place  Pancyprian Laser Radial 2018 Championship – Overall
1st   place  in the Pancyprian Ranking List Ranking List Laser 4.7
1st    place in the Pancyprian Ranking List Ranking List Laser Radial       9th  place  European Laser 4,7  Championship 2019 – U19   .   4th  place  European Laser  Radial  Championship 2019 – U19   ,   4th  place  World Championship Laser 4.7 2019 – U18

As part of the Olympic year, Marilena is scheduled to compete in all european tournaments this year in order to gain the necessary experience to compete in the Tokyo Olympics in July 2020. Marilena is hopeful of bringing a medal home.

Marilena Makri – Sailing (face book)

24 Ιουλίου ·19

Laser Radial Women’s Worlds just ended and I have just qualified Cyprus 🇨🇾 and myself for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. After a very difficult 6 days here in Sakaiminato, Japan I am finally feeling happy and relaxed. It is such a great feeling when all your hard work pays off and you achieve your goal!!!
I want to thank my coach Harris Tsolis for believing in me and putting me on this path towards the Olympic Games 2,5 years ago, since then he’s never left my side always yelling and complaining about everything I am doing wrong 😂🙏. Big thank you also to my trainer Nikos Nikolaidis and my nutritionist Chris Constantinou their efforts gave me the necessary power, stamina and energy to reach my dream 💪💪. I also want to thank my Club – Famagusta Nautical Club ,  my family and my friends for always being there for me and supporting me no matter what…
New dream, new goals await…hard work continues

All of the training an competition in the middle of being a high school studentMarilena is an inspiration to everyone in Cyprus and all cypriots around the world.

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