27 July, 2009
The Greek Under-20 basketball team won the European Championship yesterday (July 26) by defeating France 90-85.
After an amazing final, the Greek team triumphed and captured the gold medal in the 2009 U20 European Championship, which took place on the island of Rhodes, from July 16 until July 26.
Seven players including all five starters scored in double figures led by tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) Kostas Papanikolaou.
Thus, the golden generation added Greece’s first ever U-20 gold medal to U-18 gold in 2008 and the silver from this month’s U19 FIBA World Championship. "This is a special moment. Another gold and first in Europe. Every medal is special and this is special because we are at home in Rhodes with our friends and family," said Pappas, member of both the U20 and the U19 All-Tournament Team in New-Zealand.
Greek News Agenda: Greece Wins Euro U-18
Source: GREEK NEWS AGENDA issued by the Secretariat Genera