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Second Greek swimmer wins bronze in international paralympics games, Montreal
Two Greek swimmers won bronze medals the first day of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championships on Monday (Canada time), taking place east of Montreal at the Jean Drapeau Aquatic Complex Park.
Christos Tampaxis won the bronze medal for men's 50m backstroke, class S1, and Yiannis Kostakis won a bronze in the men's 200m freestyle, class S3.
Tampaxis has participated in IPC championships since 1996 and so far has won a total of three golds and two silvers. At the 2012 IPC championships in London he took second place, with a time of 1:20.76. Kostakis has been participating in the IPC games since 2000, and again placed third in the 2004 games in Athens in the 100m freestyle, class S3.
The games are taking place from August 12 to 18. More than 650 athletes from over 60 countries are participating.