A day of grief for the Mediterranean sports family as Vassilis Sevastis, who won the gold medal representing Greece in the decathlon, at the 1971 Mediterranean Games in Izmir, past away at the age of 72 after a long hospitalization due to coronavirus.
Vassilis Sevastis was born on May 27, 1949 and as an athlete he excelled in the decathlon. He was a physical education teacher, a track and field coach and a sport official under various capacities.
Following the gold medal at the Mediterranean Games, he won the bronze medal in the Balkan Championships that took place the next year in Izmir again. In 1969 he participated in the European Athletics Championships.
During the period 1980-1983 he was the coach of the track and field clubs Olympiada, EA Patras. From 1984 to 1993 he was Technical Development Director of the Hellenic Athletics Federation and also a National Coach.
From 1997 he was President of the Hellenic Athletics Federation and from 2012 he continued his carrier, from the position of General Secretary, connecting his name with the golden era of Greek athletics.
He was also a member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2012.
The President of the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games Amar Addadi and the General Secretary Iakovos Filippoussis express their sincere condolences for the death of Vassilis Sevastis to the family, relatives and the Greek sports family.