PRESS RELEASE 14.06.2019
31st Kefalonia Gym Festival “Anna Pollatou” 2019
We are delighted to announce that 31st Kefalonia Gym Festival’s “Anna Pollatou” 2019 official guests are Stamatia Raftopoulou and Kieran Whittle, World Champions of Acrobatic Gymnastics from Great Britain. Athletes will be accompanied by their coach, Nathan Louis Leworthy and choreographer Ellen Stafford-Watson of the Southampton Gymnastic Club in Kefalonia.
Sixteen-year-old Stamatia (Toula), with roots from Cephalonia, since her dad is Kefalonian, has managed to stand out in the UK Championships and be selected by the federal coaches as a member of the National Acrobatic Team at the European and World Championships.
In 2017, at the European Youth Championship, she won the bronze medal at the Women’s Pair, and the following year at the World Championship of Acrobatic, held in Poland, won the silver medal in the same category.
This year, she participated in the Acrobatics World Cup held in Belgium, and a few days ago she was invited by the National Team’s National Coach to join with Kieran, as a pair, in the selection test to be held in July for the European Championship of Acrobatic in Israel.
Kieran, both athlete and coach at the Southampton Gymnastic Club, in 2014, was crowned a bronze World Champion at the Men’s Couple in France.
The athletes will be honored by the Organizing Committee at the Main Event of the Festival, which will take place on Sunday 30/6/2019 at the Argostoli Indoor Gym and will present us one of their high-level programs.
The Organizing Committee