Marios Georgiou: ‘I want to qualify to a final’


Marios Georgiou: ‘I want to qualify to a final’

August 7, 2018

Two days until the men’s Europeans start in Glasgow!

One of the rising stars in men’s gymnastics is Marios Georgiou from Cyprus and we caught up with him after his podium training this morning at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

So far 2018 has been a successful year for the 20-year-old Cypriot. In April, Marios won golds on floor and on parallel bars and the bronze medal in the all-around at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast (AUS). At the end of June he won an impressive 4 medals at the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona (ESP): gold in the all-around and on high bar, silver on parallel bars and bronze on pommel horse: “At the Commonwealth I was in good shape. Unfortunately, now I have an injury, to my hand, so for these Europeans I didn’t prepare so well. Hopefully I will make it. I had to undergo physio and an MRI just to be sure. I couldn’t train as hard as usual in order not to strain my hand. I hope to do well but I didn’t prepare as I would have liked to.”

His injury doesn’t prevent him from being ambitious however: “I would like to make one final. That’s enough. My best apparatus are pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar. Those will be the best chances for me to qualify to the finals.”

Did anything change for him after the success of the Commonwealth Games? “I’m more known now, most people know who I am. That’s quite cool.”

Good luck Marios!