Parellis prepares for Rio at IAAF Diamond League Rabat
Cyprus discus athlete Apostolos Parellis has received an invitation to participate at the IAAF Diamond League in Rabat, Morocco on May 22.
Parellis will compete against the world’s top discus athletes as the annual event is ‘invitation only’ meaning the world athletics body only invites the best athletes competing in each discipline.
Parellis also took part in last year’s Diamond League edition.
The Cypriot discus thrower finished sixth at the 2015 Beijing World Athletics Championships.
The Cypriot record holder is also hoping to participate at the Diamond League Doha edition on May 6 but is currently waiting for confirmation.
“Participation in the Diamond League is an important goal for me since there I have the opportunity to face other top discus athletes which will help me better view my competitors at [the] Rio [Olympics]," Parellis said on Monday.
Apart from the Diamond League series and Rio Olympics this year, the Cypriot will also compete at the European Athletics Championships Amsterdam 2016.
Source: SigmaLive – Greek