Cyprus Ski Federation athletes (and brothers) Manos and Yiannos Kouyoumdjian recently represented the island at the Pan Armenian Winter Games, held in Armenia between February 21 and March 2, the first time for either of them.
Seventeen-year old Yiannos finished third in the slalom event, despite competing against very strong opposition. First in this event was 21-year-old Georgian champion with the Armenian champion taking second place. Both these athletes represented their countries in the Winter Olympics held earlier this year in Sochi.
In the giant slalom event, Yiannos finished 7th out of 70 athletes.
This was the second time Yiannos took part in an International Ski Federation (FIS) event this year, improving his overall performance and promising a bright future for the Cyprus skier.
His brother, Manos, who is currently carrying out his military service, finished in 8th and 9th position in the giant slalom and slalom events respectively, out of a total 70 athletes who competed.
This despite the difficulties of having access to snow to practice on due to his limited release from the army.