Who Is Yusra Mardini Boyfriend?
Yusra Mardini and her boyfriend, Vaggelis Makrygiannis, became Instagram official on March 5, 2022.
Her boyfriend is a fellow swimmer born to parents Vasileois Makrygiannis and Maria Souza. The 22-year-old was welcomed into the family on June 18, 2000. They encouraged him to pursue his dream of becoming a professional swimmer.
He is 6'3'' and a junior at USC. Originally from Athens, Greece, he went to high school at Papaxaralampeio.
At the 2019 Greek National Open Championship, Makrygiannis set four personal best times, and at the 2018 Greek Winter National Championships, he advanced to the final in four events. He has competed for Greece at the FINA World Championships and the LEN European Aquatic Championship.
Makrygiannis placed 42nd in the 100-yard back and 37th in the 200-yard back at the NCAA Championships (46.74).
His girlfriend Yusra could be seen cheering him on from the stands and offering advice to help him improve during other events, but he did not compete for USC during the 2020–21 season.
He is available on Instagram under the handle @vaggelis_mac.