Valentino Sofokleous, presenting Cyprus Rowing federation, is showing great promises to achieve best results and classify to next Olympic Games. 24 years old, he already came 15th in the world rank list in the Single sculls.
Valentino Sofokleous starts with rowing in 1999 and won his first award in 2002 – Bronze Medal in International regatta of Gent only on 16 years. After a bunch of gold medals in international regattas (single and double scull) he got No 15 in the world in the Single Scull.
Up to now he is doing his trainings in Greece with The Greak National team, and if he is in Cyprus, he is training in Limassol Nautical Club with his first coach Yiannis Charalambous (ex-national rowing trainer). The training program is more than exhausting as Valentino want to qualify for the Olympic Games – he has only two afternoons off of trainings.
Prestigio Technologies Ltd. announced the sponsorship of the FIBA EUROCUP Final Four 2008 which games will take place on 18-20 of April in Limassol, Cyprus.
As part of ASBIS Enterprises Plc, Prestigio will become a sponsor of the highest ranking competition in FIBA Europe that will take place for the first time in Cyprus. The island will be presented by the players form Proteas Eka AEL.
“The sponsorship of EURO CUP Final Four 2008 is a chance for our brand to show one more time, that its policy is related with support of local events and sportsmen. Prestigio’s mission and goals are close to the fair-play and as a young company we find challenging the market competition, as challenging is to win a game. We wish good luck and winning points to CY team” said Mr. Yuri Antoshkin, Chief Operation Officer for Prestigio Technologies ltd.
Natalia Hadjiloizou, a member of the Cypriot national swimming team, has won a total of 6 medals at the XIIth Games of the Small States of Europe , also known as Small States Olympics, which took place on June 4-9, 2007 in Monaco.
Natalia (28), sponsored by Prestigio since 2006, won a personal gold medal in the 100m butterfly , where she clocked 1:02:69. She also took silver in the 50m and 100m freestyle, and shared gold, silver and bronze with her team-mates in 3 relays.
Despite the fierce competition from their Icelandic rivals, Natalia and her Cypriot team-mates from both women’s and men’s swimming squads have been able to accomplish the total of 6 gold, 11 silver, and 7 bronze medals. Thanks to their efforts, the Cypriot national team has been able to bag the largest number of medals , and, consequently, Cyprus has been selected to host the next Games in 2009.