Antoniou, after last Friday’s gold medal at the Junior World Cup (U21), on Sunday he secured the silver medal at the Men’s Pre-Olympic Games.
According to the Judo Federation, this is a great victory, as the Cypriot athlete was the youngest at the Games and the only one at the age of 18.
In less than ten days, the Cypriot judoka has won three medals making it clear that he will fight to win a place at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Antoniou who competes in the category of +100 kg, offered one more success to Cypriot judo. He first defeated Kody Andrews (New Zealand) and then Piter Da Silva (Angola), raising the Cypriot flag to the second place.
At the same time, the Men’s World Cup in Tunisia has brought the Cypriot athlete one step closer to the Olympics. With this victory, Antoniou added important points in the world ranking of the athletes who will fight for a place in the Olympic Games of Paris 2024. This medal and the two previous medals he won this month guarantee the Cypriot Judoka a spot at the Men’s World Championships that will take place in Qatar next May.