A LIVING LEGEND IN OUR GREEK COMPANY
We are so glad having Mr Iannis Sideris in our team!
An athlete who deserves respect not only for his fishing efficiency in the water, but also for the kind of person he is out of the water. A great Champion who is practically a living Legend in Greece, moves to Pathos and this is another step in the growth and strengthening of the Greek company.
Below, we can enjoy Mr Sideris in some photos, and read some of his words from his last interview· talking about his spearfishing career, the reason for his move to Pathos, his first sensations on the new products:
«Ηow did you start spearfishing?
Iannis Sideris (IS): It was an inner need that grew over the years. I considered it very important from a young age to be able to hold my breath for a long time. Growing up I started diving and discover the underwater world. At the age of 8-9, I followed a friend of my father who did coastal spearfishing. At the end of that day, I start dreaming of myself as a spearfisher.
How and when did you start competitions? Who is your spearo legend?
IS: I started competing during my studies in Naples. My first competitions took place in Italy. When I returned to Greece, my friend Nikos Kampanis urged me to take more serious spearfishing competitions. I do not have a model athlete. It’s weird now that you mentioned it. I believe that all people have a special personality and I do not think that there are legends, just ordinary people who work hard to achieve their goals. Personally, as strange as it may seem to you, is that people consider me one of the best fishermen in deep water and that I do not keep secrets about the way I fish.
What is Pathos to you? What does Pathos represent for a Greek athlete?
IS: Pathos to me means Evolution!! It is the largest company in Greece, and it is my honor to be in this group now. I will help with my experience in the development of products and in the creation of new ones.
Spearo, athlete and spearfishing champion. What can you now give to a great company like Pathos as support on products and in general?
IS: I can give my experience and know-how for the development, construction and the correct setting up of our company’s products. The Owner and Founder of the company, Mr. Michalopoulos Aggelos, has an open mind, many new ideas and he likes to discuss with the support team all his ideas to obtain the best possible product. I am now a member of this group. I want people to understand that a product to reach your hands requires thought, experience, endless tests in the sea! I believe that the ideal people for Pathos are people who have spent their lives at sea and in spearfishing competitions.
Which Pathos products do you prefer and which products you have some ideas to improve? Which Pathos products did you try already in your career and what did you like the most?
IS: Supreme fins are very good for deep dives, extremely stable, fluid and reactive. Laser and Saragos spearguns of measures between 60 and 90 cm are perfect for hole fishing and light ambushes, and of course the Sniper is a very good power speargun, with a perfect buoyancy balance on measures from 95 up to 115 for big fish and long shots. But of course, all the Pathos products that I have had the chance to try in the past gave me always a feeling of solidity/confidence/reliability and sensation of a product studied in every detail with passion for spearfishing.»
Welcome to our successful journey Mr Sideris!
Source: ApneaPassion magazine