Grigoris Polychronidis is holder of Gold Paralympian, World Champion and European Champion titles.
From 2018 until today he ranks in the 1st position of the World Ranking for the Paralympic sport of Boccia. He also ranked in the World Ranking’s top position for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
During his athletic career, he participated in the last four Paralympic Games (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016) and won four Paralympic medals (Gold in London in 2012, Silver and Bronze in Rio in 2016 and Silver in Beijing in 2008).
He has also won 34 medals in World and Pan-European Sport Events (16 Gold, 10 Silver, 8 Bronze) and has been the Greek Champion for 19 consecutive years (from 2002 to this day). At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, he was the Flagbearer of the Greek Athletes’ Team at the Games’ Opening Ceremony.
He has been awarded twice the Gold Medal of the Hellenic Parliament (2008, 2012), the Silver Medal of the Hellenic Parliament (2004), is the recipient of five awards presented to him by the President of the Hellenic Republic, and has been named an Honorary Citizen of the city of Athens and awarded the city’s Gold Medal. In addition, he has been repeatedly honored by several Ministers, Mayors and Organizations.
In 2018 he was nominated for the Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability of the Laureus World Sports Awards, the world’s most prestigious sports awards, while in 2020 he was elected President of the Association of Greek Paralympians.
His goal is to maintain his position at the very top of the World Ranking and to win the Gold Medal in the Tokyo Paralympic Games.