The training camp of the national track and field team co-organized by the Regional Unit of Kefallinia and SEGAS in Lixouri was completed with great success , following the memorandum of cooperation recently signed by the PIN IONIAN ISLANDS and the Regional Director Ρόδη Κράτσα Τσαγκαροπούλου and κα Σοφία Σακοράφα.
The athletes were hosted for a week at the hotel ” Apollonion Resort and Spa “, in the area of XI Lixouri and trained at the stadium of Agios Antonios, where in collaboration with the Municipality of Lixouri and its valuable offer on the days of the CAMP , we gave opportunity for school students to closely follow the training of athletes.
On the sidelines of their training, they were guided together with their coaches and our gold medalist Costas Kenteris by the vice-governor of Kefallinia-Ithaca Stavros Travlos and the scientists of the Geopark ( KEFALONIA & ITAHCA GEOPARK UNESCO) in emblematic geotopes (Katavothres, Karavomylos, Melissani and Myrtos), providing them with full information on the rare geological phenomena of the island, while a delegation of athletes led by the federal coach Mr. Hatzianastasi »In honor of Georgios Kratsas, in the context of the conduct of the Lixouri-Argostoli Crossing for a charitable purpose. At the end of their preparation, several of them competed in the International Meeting “VERGOTIA” at the Argostoli stadium, where world-class performances were recorded, such as 8.36 m by Miltos Tentoglou in length, a record for the best performance in the world this year !
The”VERGOTIA” co-organized by the Gymnastics Company of Kefalonia, the PE of Kefalonia and Ithaca, the Municipality of Argostoli and the Vergotis Foundation, hundreds of people had the opportunity to watch live and through their receivers, international athletes competing in one of the 4 Largest country rallies held on our island. A common finding was that this year’s event was the best to date.
The Ionian Islands Region, during the difficult period of the pandemic, with the policies of extroversion that it follows, manages to be dynamically on the World Map of sports, occupying the position it deserves. The games are a great opportunity to promote our island, while there are significant benefits in many areas. The athletes and their coaches had the opportunity to taste our Ionian hospitality, to get to know our culture, the beauties of our place, telling us that they will never forget Kefalonia .
Finally, I would like to personally thank the vice-president of SEGAS Konstantinos Kenteris for his presence, great interest and all his contribution, but also the sponsors of CAMP training, thanks to whom, we offered an excellent hospitality to our athletes and are the following :
THE DEPUTY REGIONAL CHIEF P.E. ΚΕΦΑΛΛΗΝΙΑΣ & Π.Ε. ΙΘΑΚΗΣ
STAVROS P. TRAVLOS