Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel “Manolo” Karalis had a major reason to celebrate this week. He reigned supreme at the Greek national indoor championships.
A 19-year-old athlete, Karalis was crowned national champion in the men’s pole vault in the indoor track and field. This Greek competition took place at the Peace and Friendship Stadium (SEF) in Piraeus. He was able to clear 5.70 meters on his first attempt, and he made it seem easy. Karalis acknowledged that there is “nothing like jumping at home.”
“Thank you for being part of my journey. #FlyManoloFly,” he told his fans and followers, via a post on his Facebook page. This post was accompanied by a video of his 5.70 meter clearance.