We are delighted to announce that 31st Kefalonia Gym Festival’s “Anna Pollatou” 2019 official guests are Stamatia Raftopoulou and Kieran Whittle, World Champion of Acrobatic Gymnastics from Great Britain. The athletes will accompanied to Kefalonia by their coach, Nathan Louis Leworthy and the choreographer, Ellen Stafford Watson of the Southampton Gymnastic Club. Sixteen-year-old Stamatia (Toula), with roots from Kefalonia, since her dad is Kefalonitis, has managed to stand out in the UK Championships and be selected by the federal coaches, as a member of the National Team, at the Pan-European and World Championships. In 2017, at the Pan-European Youth, she won the bronze medal at the Women’s Pair, and the following year at the World Championship of Acrobatic, held in Poland, won the silver medal in the same category.
This year, he participated in the World Cup of Acrobatic held in Belgium, and a few days ago he was invited by the National Team’s National Coach to join with Kieran, as a mixed pair, in the selection test to be held in July for the Pan-European Acrobatic Championship of Israel .
Kieran, an athlete and coach at the Southampton Gymnastic Club, in 2014, was crowned a bronze World Champion in the Men’s Couple as well as the Mixed Couple.
The athletes will be honored by the Organizing Committee at the Festival’s Main Event, which will be held on Sunday 30/6/2019 at the Argostoli Indoor Gym and will present one of their high-level programs.
From the Organizing Committee
Press release above for guest athletes attending this years event including a British guy who would love some cheering on so why not come along.