Marios Georgiou from Cyprus, barely 24 hours after his violent fall in all-around final in gymnastics and following his transfer to hospital for medical examinations, managed to reach in two finals and win the silver medal in the parallel bars, on the last day of the European Games in Minsk.
Georgiou won the silver medal in parallel bars at the 2nd European Games in front of IOC President Thomas Bach, demonstrating a tremendous soul strength. With this achievement, Georgiou offered to Cyprus its unique medal in the Games.
The day before the medal, his fall from the bar during the final of the all-around competition forced him to hospitalization for preventative reasons, having medical examinations. Fortunately for him and Cyprus, he didn’t have anything serious and manage to compete in both finals, winning the silver medal in the parallel bars.