Lizards Team Wins at 2020 Cyprus National Finals

After a difficult period where the pandemic effectively closed down team training, it was all systems go when we were informed that Nationals were going ahead! With smaller groups, our Lizards restarted their programs and raced to get in shape for the competitions. Although it was very different this year, with restrictions on stadium access, no regional qualification and no medal ceremonies, it was great to be back on the track for many of our athletes!

Overall, Lizards ended the year with some great achievements both in the U12, U16, U18 and U20 National Finals. Congratulations to everyone who participated despite the challenging conditions and intense humidity & heat on many of the actual event days, and congratulations to KOEAS for putting together these events and even arranging live stream coverage for the many people who were not able to watch live!

Some of our results included:

U12 NATIONALS: Position
75m Boys 4th Michalis Kouloumis
75m girls 5thDimitra Charalambous 
Hurdles Girls 75m (2008) 6th Marianna Andreou
600m Girls (2008) 7th Maria Papartemi


U16 NATIONALS: Position
Girls 300m (2005)  1st Annabel Rhodes
Girls 600m (2005)   2nd Veronika Photiou
1500m Cross Country Boys (2005)* 3rd Marios Andreou
Girls 600m (2007)  1st Nayia Papageorgiou
Boys 1000m (2007) 3rd Alex Rhodes
80m Boys (2007) 5th Lenny Niemann
300m Boys  (2005) 2nd Antonis Diamantakis
150m Boys (2005) 7th Christos Asonitis


*completed earlier this year


U18 NATIONALS: Position
800m Girls 1st Anna Makkoutide
2000m Steeple Chase Girls 1st Irene Christou
200m Boys Steeplechase  4th Savvas Christodoulou
200m Girls  10th Ilia Panteli


U20 NATIONALS: Position
Girls 5000m   3rd Zara Meaby
Boys 5000m 3rd Daniel Zambartas
800m Men & Women Nationals /Senior 3rd Anna Makkoutidi


Anyone who wants to watch the event coverage of all the finals, it is available on KOEAS Facebook page here:


The official race results for U16-U20s are also recorded here:





This marks the end of a challenging season for the Lizards team and all athletes across the world as the pandemic disrupted athletics on so many levels, so huge congratulations to all the team and the coaches for their continued dedication & hard work and we hope to see you back on the track soon for the new season!


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