ACS Athens alumnus AJ Ginnis (Alexandros Ioannis Ginnis) made history in France this weekend when he became the first Greek skier to medal at the World Cup Slalom.

The 28-year-old skier could not contain his enthusiasm when he realized his history-making run secured the silver medal leaping over a barrier to celebrate with his team and coaches. 

“This is a dream for me - for a kid that grew up in Glyfada, in Vouliagmeni, and now on the slopes of Chamonix, to come in second at the World Cup, which is being hosted in France,” Ginnis said. “It is a dream for all the children out there skiing in Greece - you can do it, there is hope. And yes, I am the luckiest person in the world that I am able to wear our colors at this championship.”

AJ Ginnis and his teammates remain focused on finishing this season strong with an ultimate goal of making history again in the 2026 Olympic Games in Italy. 

"We are very proud of our ACS Athens alumnus AJ Ginnis for this grand achievement,” said Dr. Peggy Pelonis, ACS Athens President. “He has always been a dedicated, hardworking, and determined athlete. Well deserved. Congratulations!"

We speak for the entire ACS Athens community in wishing AJ the best of luck.