‘Road To Tokyo’ MarilenaMakri is 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.
Coach Harris Tsolis put her on this path towards the Olympic Games 2,5 years ago, since then he’s never left her side her trainer Nikos Nikolaidis and nutritionist Chris Constantinou helped her gain the necessary power, stamina and energy to reach my dream
All of the training an competition in the middle of being a high school student Marilena is an inspiration to everyone in Cyprus and all cypriots around the world.