Globo supports Byron Kokkalanis, the “Next Big Thing” in the global sailing scene, on his way to the 2016 OlympicsApril 7, 2014
Byron secures Silver Medal at ISAF World Cup in Mallorca- Spain
Globo is proud to announce its support for Byron Kokkalanis, a prominent RS:X Windsurfing athlete acknowledged as the “Next Big Thing” in the global sailing scene, on his way to the 2016 Olympics.
Byron Kokkalanis enjoyed great success at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where he finished sixth during the Olympic windsurfing RS:X class and was awarded with the Gold Medal of 2013 European Championship in Brest, France.
During 2014, he was awarded with Gold Medal at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, held in Miami (January 25th – February 1st 2014) and the Gold Medal in 2014 Athens Eurolymp Week (14th – 20th March 2014).
On Saturday 5 April 2014, Byron won the Silver Medal in the ISAF Sailing World Cup, held in Mallorca, after winning the last medal race in a truly remarkable way showing his superior skills, sailing tactics and passion for victory.
Powered by Globo, Byron continues his training to fulfill his lifetime goal of winning Gold at the Rio Olympics. In this effort, Globo stands as a sponsor and supporter on Byron’s way to becoming a world class champion and Olympic Games medalist.
Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, CEO commended:
“Byron is an inspiration to all of us at Globo, proving that everything is possible as long as we are working with passion, confidence and trust in our core values”
Well done Byron, GO! for GOLD
About Byron Kokkalanis
The 29 year old athlete begun windsurfing at the age of 13 and since has seen a meteoric rise in his athletic career. Always an avid surfer, he started with the Mistral class (Junior World Championship) and since 2006 he’s been training and competing in the RS:X class, winning many medals and awards, both in international competitions and the Olympic Games.
The next big challenge for Byron, beyond his continuous participation in global windsurfing competitions over the next two years, is of course his attendance and “standing at the podium” at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
Thursday, April 3rd: Kokkalanis leads the pack
Saturday, April 5th, The Medal Race: Kokkalanis takes 1st