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Giorgos Alkaios

About Quick Facts NameGiorgos Alkaios Born24 December 1971 Nationalityūüá¨ūüá∑ Greek National SelectionEllinik√≥s Telik√≥s 2010 In Eurovision2010 Oslo SongOPA! (2010) Biography George Alkaios, born George Vasileiou in Athens on December 24, 1971, embarked on his musical journey after showing an early interest in both music and athletics. After a brief stint in Boston, Massachusetts, due to his family’s relocation, Alkaios returned to Greece where his career in entertainment began to take shape. His initial exposure to the broader public came through his participation in a Greek reality show in 1989, which paved the way for his entry into the music and theater scenes. Alkaios’s career in music officially kicked off in the early ’90s, with his debut album “Me Ligo… Trak” released in 1992. This album marked the beginning of a prolific period for Alkaios, as he consistently released new music, capturing the attention of the Greek audience with his unique blend of pop infused with traditional Greek and Eastern elements. Following his debut, Alkaios released a series of albums annually, with “Ach.. Koita Me” in 1993, “Den Peirazei” in 1994, and “Entos Eautou” in 1995, each building on the momentum of his career and establishing him as a significant figure in the Greek music industry. His musical output continued unabated with the release of “Aneu Logou” in 1996, followed by “En Psichro” in 1997, demonstrating his versatility and depth as an artist. In 1998, he released “Ichoi Siopis”, and in 1999, “Syrmatoplegma” came out, further cementing his status in the music scene. The turn of the millennium saw Alkaios exploring new musical directions with the release of “Pro Ton Pylon” in 2000 and “Oxygono¬† in 2001. In 2002, he took a slightly different approach by releasing an EP titled “” Karma”, showcasing his ability to innovate and adapt to the evolving music landscape. In 2003, Alkaios released “Kommatia Psychis”, followed by “Aithousa Anamonis” in 2004. These albums were succeeded by Alkaios Live Tour in 2005, offering fans a taste of his dynamic live performances. His subsequent albums, “Nyhtes Apo Fos” in 2006, “Eleftheros” in 2007, and “To Diko Mas Paramythi” in 2008, showcased his continued evolution as an artist. The year 2010 was particularly notable for Alkaios, as he represented Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “OPA!”. He reached the final and even an 8th place there, in addition to releasing the album “Dos Mou Ligo Fos”. He continued to release new music with “Deja Vu” in 2011 and then took a brief hiatus before returning with “Marionetes” in 2015. In 2021, Alkaios made a significant comeback with three albums: “Mosaic”, “My Utopia”, and “Zero Room71”, demonstrating his unwavering passion for music and his ability to remain relevant in the industry. Throughout the years, Alkaios also released several singles and EPs, including “Pnevmata” and “Ta Magika Sou Chilia” in 2016, followed by “Mia Psychi” and “Ligo Fos” in 2017. Entries OPA! Countryūüá¨ūüá∑ Greece Year2010 LanguageGreek LyricsGiannis AntoniouGiorgos AlkaiosDionysis SchinasKassiani KaragiouleDimitris HortariasStavros ApostolouTolis SchinasManos Hortarias MusicGiorgos Alkaios BackingsFriends:Lazos IoannidisIakovos GoguaJenia Evgenios BuliPetros ZlatkosAnastasios Kanaridis Results Semi Points: 133Position: 2Running order: 13 Results Finals Points: 140Position: 8Running order: 11 https://youtu.be/wfqOrMlwOjs?si=nJ0AYz6k7bLau7Sg

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Eleftheria Eleftheriou

About Quick Facts NameEleftheria Eleftheriou Born12 May 1989 Nationality Cypriot National SelectionEllinik√≥s Telik√≥s 2012A Song For Europe 2006 (Cyprus) In Eurovision2012 Baku SongAphrodisiac (2012) Biography Eleftheria Eleftheriou is a Cypriot singer. She was born on May 12, 1989, in Paralimni, Cyprus, and grew up in Frenaros in the Ammochostos Province. At the age of 9, she began lessons in music theory and piano. At 15, she took vocal lessons for a year. After some performances in music bands and as a soloist in the folk orchestra of RIK, she began her professional singing career at the age of 18. During her studies at the University of Surrey in southern England in Music and Performance, she worked for a year in a Greek venue as a singer. Career In 2009, she participated in the second season of the Greek TV music competition The X-Factor, where she managed to reach the fifth live show. Specifically, the songs she performed during her time there included: “Den milo gia mia nykhta ego” (live 1), “Kopse kai moirase sta dyo” (live 2), “Kathe fora pou me koitazeis” (live 3), “Girls just wanna have fun” and “Stin Diskotek” (live 4) and “No One” (live 5). After her departure, she received a collaboration offer from the singer and presenter of the contest, Sakis Rouvas. She then performed live in Thessaloniki with Nikos Vertis. In 2010, she released four songs: “Kendro tou Kosmou”, “Otan Chamilonoume to Fos”, “S.O.S. (Let the music play)”, and “Tubles Are Turning”. The last song, which was a candidate in the Greek final for representing Greece in Eurovision, was disqualified when it leaked online early, a fact that was deemed unfair to the other contestants before the official presentation of the candidate songs by ERT. In 2011, she collaborated with the band House Twins on the song “Never”, while also performing at Fantasia with Nikos Vertis. On March 12, 2012, after a vote, she was declared the winner and represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Baku. She performed the song “Aphrodisiac” and ultimately placed 17th with a total of 64 points. After Eurovision, she embarked on the Aphrodisiac Tour in and outside of Greece. She also performed at the Fix Live club with Panos Kiamos, Giorgos Papadopoulos, and Rec. That same year, she won the “Best Cypriot Artist” award at the Cyprus Music Awards and released three more songs. The songs “Hearts Collide”, “Mystiko mou” (with Goin’ Through), and “Taxidi sti Vrochi”, which was the soundtrack for the Cypriot series “Vals me dodeka theous”. During the winter season of 2012-13, she performed at Club 22 with Panos Kiamos, Goin’ Through, and Vasiliki Dada. In 2013, she released three songs, made a brief appearance in the Cypriot series “Aspra Balonia”, and toured Greece, Cyprus, and Australia with Panos Kiamos. In 2014, she released her first studio album, “Teleiosame”, as well as three new songs. She also participated in the Greek TV show Your Face Sounds Familiar, performed with Panos Kalidis and Nancy Alexiadi at Lido Live Clubbing, and toured the US and Australia with Panos Kiamos. In 2015, she released the songs “Nyhtes Kaftes” and “Kane Mia Efchi”, performed live at Cabaret-Kolonaki with Lambis Livieratos and Christina Salti, and went on tour. In the 2015-16 season, she had a leading role in the series “Didyma Fengaria”. In 2016, she released the songs “Ston Kosmo Ton Diko Tis” and “Mamma Mia”, toured the US and Canada with Giorgos Tsalikis, and during the winter season of 2016-17 performed at Teatro Music Hall with Notis Sfakianakis and Vasilis Karras. In 2017, she released the song “Soma, vlemma kai psychi”. In 2018, she released the song “S’ Efxaristo” and during the 2018-19 season, she performed live with Stamatis Gonidis and Nikos Makropoulos. In 2019, she released the songs “Bonita” and “Den Ehoume Schesi” and performed at Frangelico with Christos Cholidis and Giorgos Giannias. During the 2019-20 season, she performed with Nikos Vertis, Nikiforos, Vangelis Kakouriotis, Morfoula Iakovidi, and Haris Savva. In 2020, she released the songs “Calm Down” with Koki and “Oi Istories mas” with Katerina Stikoudi. In 2021, she participated in the SKAI TV reality show, Survivor. Afterward, she released the song “Pame Ela”, a remake of Pamela’s song with the same title. During the winter season of 2021-2022, she performed at the Votanikos nightclub with Stamatis Gonidis and Nikos Makropoulos. In the summer of 2022, she toured with Nikos Oikonomopoulos. Entries Aphrodisiac Countryūüá¨ūüá∑ Greece Year2012 LanguageEnglish LyricsDimitri StassosMikaela Stenstr√∂mDajana L√∂√∂f MusicDimitri StassosMikaela Stenstr√∂mDajana L√∂√∂f BackingsVictoria Chalkitis DancersSissy BaxevanakiJenia Evgenios BuliGeorgios PapadopoulosSofia Michouli Results Semi Points: 116Position: 4Running order: 3 Results Finals Points: 64Position: 17Running order: 16 https://youtu.be/NreIi8ma_PY?si=79GlWy8KlsDU4zlV

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Argo

¬© EBU/Thomas Hanses About Quick Facts MembersChristina LachanaMaria VenetikidouVladimiros SofianidisKostas TopouzisIlias KezidisElekos Papadopoulos Founded2001 Nationalityūüá¨ūüá∑ Greece National SelectionInternal selection 2016 In Eurovision2016 Stockholm SongUtopian Land (2016) Biography The Argo (formerly known as Europond) is a Greek band. They represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden, with the song “Utopian Land.” They competed in the first semi-final on May 10th but failed to qualify for the final. This was the first time since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004 that Greece did not manage to qualify for the final. The six members of the band are: Christina Lachana on vocals, Maria Venetikidou also on vocals, Vladimiros Sofianidis on vocals, Kostas Topouzis on the Pontian lyra, Elias Kesidis on percussion, and Alekos Papadopoulos on the davul. Before the contest, the band was known as Europond, but the name was changed for the purposes of the competition. Argo embodies a dynamic fusion, bringing together highly skilled music artists with notable educational backgrounds and impressive accomplishments, alongside passionate self-taught performers who channel their intense personal experiences to create impactful music. The band finds its main inspiration in hip-hop sounds, yet their compositions also incorporate resonances of folklore, particularly Pontian tunes, and traditional instruments like the lyre, which hold a significant place in the ancestral heritage of most band members. After the Eurovision Song Contest, Argo released a new video in September 2016, “Pame”. The song was followed by “Opos estroses na koimitheis” in April 2017. Entries Utopian Land Countryūüá¨ūüá∑ Greece Year2016 LanguagePontic GreekGreekEnglish LyricsVladimiros Sofianidis MusicVladimiros Sofianidis Backings– Results Semi Points: 44Position: 16Running order: 2 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/55ubbjAzwYA

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Yianna Terzi

¬© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameYianna Terzi Born01 December 1980 Nationality???????? Greek National SelectionGreek national final (canceled) In Eurovision2018 Lisbon SongOniro mou (2018) Biography Yianna Terzi is a Greek singer and songwriter. She was born in Thessaloniki as a daughter of the famous Greek singer Paschallis Terzis. At the age of 20, she moved to Athens to start her music career, beginning with the release of her first album, “G√Ĺrna to Kleid√≠” in 2006. She then signed a contract with Minos EMI and released the album “√Āse me na Taxid√©pso” in 2008, which contained the single of the same name. Terzi then moved to the United States and worked as a talent finder for Interscope Records.¬†In 2018, Yianna was supposed to be one of five contestants in the Greek national selection for Eurovision. However, for several reasons, 4 out of 5 entries withdrew, so it was up to Yianna to represent Greece. She sang the song “Oniro mou”. Later in 2018, her single “Karma” was released and hit the Greek charts, followed by “Logia Omorfa (Stanga)” in 2019.¬†On September 28, 2021, “Yia sena mono” was, a song in which also Terzi’s father Paschallis featured. The song became a top-10 hit. Entries Oniro Mou Country???????? Greece Year2018 LanguageGreek LyricsYianna TerziAris KalimerisMichalis PapathanasiouDimitris Stamatiou MusicYianna TerziAris KalimerisMichalis PapathanasiouDimitris Stamatiou BackingsGiannis LavisEvgenia BalafaVictoria HalkitiIrini Psyhrami Results Semi Points: 81Position: 14Running order: 14 Results Finals Points: –Position: –Running order: – https://youtu.be/-XOR1DhtDC0

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Eleni Foureira

¬© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameEntela Fureraj Born07 March 1987 Nationality???????? Greek National SelectionInternal selection 2018Ellinikos Telikos 2010 In Eurovision2018 Lisbon SongFuego (2018) Biography Eleni Foureira was born in Albania, but went to Greece at a very young age.¬†She began her career as a member of the all girl band Mystique. In 2007, they initially released a single titled “Se √°lli sel√≠da”, while in 2008 they released their first album entitled “Maz√≠”. The group’s biggest success was the song “(Min k√°neis pos) De thym√°sai”. Eventually the band was dissolved in 2010.Eleni Foureira began her solo career shortly after. In February 2010, she took part in the Greek national final for the Eurovision Song Contest along with Manos Pyrovolakis and rapper Don’t Ask with the song “I kivot√≥s tou N√≥e”. In October of that year, she began performing in the nightclub Anodos. In December 2010, her first album, “Eleni Fouriera”, was released. She earned a platinum disc for the album. In 2011, she won two Mad Video Music awards. During the summer she participated in the “Hot Soft” tour with Kostas Martakis. She also performed with Sakis Rouvas and Onirama.In February 2012, Eleni appeared on the single “MadWalk by Vodafone – The Fashion Music Project”. In May she performed at the Mad Video Music Awards. She won two awards. In July 2012, her second solo album released by Minos EMI entitled “Ti Ponir√≥ Mou Zit√°s”. In January 2013, the video clip of the song “Pio √©rotas petha√≠neis” was released. During the winter season 2013-2014, she performed in the successful band Fever along with Vasilis Karras and Nikos Economopoulos. In April 2014, a new track titled “V√°zo tin kardi√°” was released, which was one of the biggest radio hits of the year. In June of that year, she released her new video clip entitled “Party Sleep Repeat (PSR)”.¬†During the summer of 2015 Eleni toured all over Greece, participating in many large music festivals. From October until mid-2016, she starred in the musical “Barbarella: The 80’s Musical”. On February 29, 2016, a video clip of her song “De Sou Chrost√°o Ag√°pi” was posted on YouTube, dedicated to women who experience violence. In the summer of the same year she released the song “Delicious” in collaboration with Albanian singer Imer and “Ti Koit√°s?” in collaboration with rapper Mike. In December of that year, she released a Christmas song and a few months after the new year, “M√≥no Gia S√©na” came out.¬†In september 2017, the British rapper A.M. SNiPER, released a record called “Send For Me” in collaboration with Eleni Fouriera and rapper Afro B.¬†In 2018, she was able to represent Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Fuego”. The song was one of the hot favorites to win the contest and became 2nd in the end, the best score so far for Cyprus. Shortly after the success at Eurovision, she signed a contract with the US-based record label Sony Music while also launching preparations for the Eleni Foureira international Summer Tour. She received a Mad Music Award for Best Pop Female Artist of the Year.¬† In august of that year, her new single “Caramela” was released. Meanwhile, “Fuego” became gold in Norway and Sweden.¬†On April 5, 2019, Eleni Foureira released her international collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Kaan. A month later, her first international EP “Gypsy Woman” was released via Spotify, which includes five foreign language songs: The self-titled “Gypsy Woman (La-Da-Dee)”, “El Ritmo Psicodelico”, ” Call Ya’, ‘Barcelona’ and ‘Maria’.¬† At the Cyprus Super Music Awards 2019, she won two awards: “Best Female Modern” and “Best International Videoclip”. In June 2019, she performed at the Mad Video Music Awards, where she also won two awards: “Best Female Modern” and “Song Of The Year MAD Radio”. In July 2019, she released the song “Loquita” in collaboration with Claydee, and on September 3, she released the song “Another Level” with Lil Barty. In the 2019-2020 season Eleni was on the jury of the Greek music show The Final Four. On March 3, 2020, she released the song “Yayo”, which featured rapper Kareem Kalokoh on vocals. On June 19, she released her new song, titled “Temperatura,” which was also released in Spanish. In November 2020, she announced that she was going to release a disco themed EP that contained 3 songs with the lead single “Light It Up” and the promotional single “Try Me”. In December, she participated for the 11th consecutive year in the Mad Video Music Awards where she received the awards “Best Female Modern” and “Best Duet” for the collaboration with Claydee. In 2021, she hosted the musical reality show House Of Fame. In May 2022, she released a song “Mono esy kai ego” in collaboration with Konstantinos Argiros, while a month later it was followed by “Poki Poki”. Entries Fuego Country???????? Cyprus Year2018 LanguageEnglish LyricsAlex PapaconstantinouGeraldo SandellViktor SvenssonAnderz WrethovDidrick MusicAlex PapaconstantinouGeraldo SandellViktor SvenssonAnderz WrethovDidrick BackingsMarlene LindahlLovisa BengtssonKeisha von ArnoldCelia CaapTeddy Sky Results Semi Points: 262Position: 2Running order: 19 Results Finals Points: 436Position: 2Running order: 25 https://youtu.be/vyDTbJ4wenY

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Maria Elena Kyriakou

¬© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameMaria Elena Kyriakou Born11 January 1984 Nationalityūüá®ūüáĺ Cypriot National SelectionEurosong 2015 – NERIT & MAD Show In Eurovision2015 Vienna SongOne Last Breath (2015) Biography Maria Elena Kyriakou is a Greek Cypriot singer. She was born on January 11, 1984, in Larnaca, Cyprus, and has been living there ever since. She has three siblings: a brother named Kyriakos Pavlou and two sisters. At the age of 13, her mother enrolled her in a music school. After a few years, she studied philosophy at the University of Ioannina, and during her first year, she received a proposal from Giannis Ploutarchos, which she rejected as she wanted to continue her studies. After two years at the University of Ioannina, she decided to return to Cyprus and pursued her studies at the University of Cyprus. After graduating, she established her own tutorial center. In 2011, her mother suggested that she try her luck on Greek Idol, but she declined.¬†Maria Elena Kyriakou auditioned for The Voice of Greece at the age of 29. In the final, she performed her own song, “Dyo Egoismoi,” and a duet with her coach on the song “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough).” When she advanced to the second round with Areti Kosmidi and Lefteris Kintatos, she sang “Because of You,” the song she had performed in the blind auditions. Maria Elena Kyriakou won the first season and received a record deal with Universal Music Greece.¬†Maria Elena Kyriakou represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 with the song “One Last Breath”. The song qualified for the final, where it ranked 19th with 23 points. After Eurovision, she released the singles “Mia anapnoi”, “Otherside” and “Choris Elena”.¬†¬†After Eurovision, Maria Elena kept on performing on live stages. Entries One Last Breath Countryūüá¨ūüá∑ Greece Year2015 LanguageEnglish LyricsEvelina TzioraVaggelis Konstantinidis MusicEfthivoulos TheocharousMaria Elena Kyriakou BackingsAlex EconomouKaterina KyirakouEfthivoulos Theocharous (piano) Results Semi Points: 81Position: 6Running order: 6 Results Finals Points: 23Position: 19Running order: 15 https://youtu.be/1RZ2JGC9Nlw

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Demy

¬© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameDimitra Papadea Born21 August 1991 Nationality???????? Greek National SelectionEllinik√≥s Telik√≥s 2017 In Eurovision2017 Kyiv SongThis is love (2017) Biography Dimitra Papadea (born August 21, 1991, Athens), better known as Demy, is a Greek singer. Demy started her music career when the record label Panik discovered her on YouTube. She debuted in Midenistis’ song “Mia Zografi√°” which was a great success in Greece and Cyprus. This song won 2 MAD Awards: one for Best Hip Hop/Urban Music Video and the other for Duo of the Year. Her song “P√≥ses chili√°des kaloka√≠ria” was released in June 2012 and took the first place in the Greek charts. In the same year, she collaborated with Playmen on the song “Fallin”. In the summer of 2012 she toured throughout Greece, Cyprus and Russia. “Fallin” became a hit in Russia, reaching number 1 on the Europa Plus Chart. On October 22, 2012, she released a new song, “I zo√≠”. Demy’s first full length album, “#1”, was released in late 2012 and went platinum. In May 2013 she sang in Alex Leon’s “The Sun”, which won 2 MAD Awards. In March 2014 Demy collaborated with Playmen for the song “Nothing better”. In May 2014, she released “√ďso o k√≥smos tha √©chei es√©na”, featuring Greek rapper Mike. The song won an award at MAD 2015 for the best duet of the year. On December 22, her second full-length album, “Rodino Aniero”, was released. In 2015 she was a member of the jury of The Music School. During the summer Demy participated in another musical.¬† Melod√≠a tis Eftych√≠as. Demy was selected by ERT to represent Greece at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The song with which she took part in the competition was chosen in a special show. “This is Love”appeared to be the winning song. The song reached the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest and ended up in 19th place. In July of the same year, she presented her new song “M’ ekdikisai” . In October 2017, another song was released, entitled “Ston a√©ra”, which is the soundtrack of Nikos Perakis’ movie Success Story. A new album, “Kontra”, was also released by that time. In 2018 she released three new singles, all entering the Greek charts. For Super FM Radio Cyprus she teamed up with Evridiki in the song “To mono pou thimamai”, which won the prize for best duet/collaboration. In the same year, Demy won a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for best Greek artist. Demy’s third album “Retrospective” was released on 29 May 2019 and became platinum in Greece. In 2020 she featured in songs of Tasos Xiarcho and of Apon & OGE.¬† In 2021 she teamed up with FY for the song “Sta kokkina”, which became a huge hit in Greece. Sigma featured in another song, “Ela”. In 2022, she collaborated with JiMBo in the song “Apothimena” and she featured in the Tomas Sykes’ song “Eyes talk”. ¬† Entries This Is Love Country???????? Greece Year2017 LanguageEnglish LyricsRomy PapadeaJohn Ballard MusicDimitris Kontopoulos BackingsParis Paraskevadis – PlanetsEvgenia LiakouErasmia MarkidiIasonas MandilasMarcus Giakoumoglou Results Semi Points: 115Position: 10Running order: 10 Results Finals Points: 77Position: 19Running order: 15 https://youtu.be/iO14p2uCzkM

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Katerine Duska

¬© EBU/Andres Putting About Quick Facts NameKaterine Duska Born06 November 1989 Nationality???????? Greece National SelectionInternal selection 2019 In Eurovision2019 Tel Aviv SongBetter love (2019) Biography Katerina Duska is a Greek-Canadian singer and songwriter. She was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and lives in Pagrati, Athens. She studied law, but didn’t finish the studies. In 2014, Katerina Duska released her debut single “One in a Million”, followed by “Won’t leave” in 2015. Both songs can be found on her first album entitled “Embodiment” in 2016 . In December 2018, she appeared in a concert with musician Petros Klabanis. The song “Fire away” was selected by Nescafe Canada to be used in its advertising campaign. Katerina Duska has collaborated with many international artists such as LP, Albin Lee Meldau, Tom Baxter, Yasmine Hamdan, Oddisee and Kadebostany. She has performed on major stages and festivals in Greece and Europe such as The O2 Academy London, Rockwave Festival, and the Sofarsound’s / Amnesty International’s “Give a home” international festival. She has participated in the festivals of the Cultural Center – Stavros Niarchos Foundation and in concerts at the Athens Concert Hall.¬† In 2019, ERT asked Katerine Duska to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest. She accepted the offer and went to Tel Aviv to sing the song “Better love”, which became 21st in the grand final. In 2020, Katerina released a song together with Leon of Athens, “Anemos”, followed by solo singles “Sanctuary” and “Call me nyx”, “Athenian skies” in 2021 and “Of time” in 2022. Entries Better love Country???????? Greece Year2019 LanguageEnglish¬† LyricsKaterine DuskaDavid Sneddon MusicKaterine DuskaLeon of AthensDavid SneddonPhil Cook BackingsErasmia MarkidiEleni PozantzidouEvgenia LiakouDimitra VlachouFania Grigoriou Results Semi Points: 185Position: 5Running order: 16 Results Finals Points: 74¬†Position: 21Running order: 13 https://youtu.be/5pQV_-40m_U

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