Thanasis Delenikas: As a coach my priority is to teach values!

by | Apr 5, 2021 | Peace education, Youth empowerment | 0 comments

I am a Fencing coach in Sabre from Greece. I currently train the qualified elite athete, Dora Goudoura to participate in the 2020-1 Olympic Games in Tokyo! As a coach my priority is to first pass the values of sport to the athletes! 

  • In 1993, at the age of 12, I began my journey in the magical world οf fencing, in particular sabre. From 1996 to 2002 I was a member of the national team, and in 2008 I decided to return as a coach. Through coaching athletes of all age categories, I have taught and learned a lot in relation to the real values of sports, the ethos, and the competitiveness I have seen in their eyes. Believing in these values, I evolved in my career and managed to lead my athletes to a top level of athletic performance. Fencing, in addition to being a complete physical exercise, teaches discipline and creates a strong personality. Among my primary goals has been to help my athletes realize the dream of every athlete and coach, that is, to participate in the Olympic Games, which I finally achieved together with my elite athlete Dora Goudoura. However, my underlying, timeless pursuit has been and always will be to, first and foremost, pass on to my athletes core moral values, and then to help them become as good fencers as possible.

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