New Ukrainian victory in Rio: Yuriy Chaban’s gold and bronze from Bogdan Bondarenko
Canoeist Yuriy Chaban won another “gold” for the Ukrainian team at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. The athlete won 200 meters. So, the Ukrainian confirmed the Statute of the Olympic champion in London-2012. The second place went to the athlete from Azerbaijan, bronze also went to the representative of Brazil. It is noteworthy that the day before about the mistake judges did not want to admit the Ukraininan play in the final. The place was given to a Czech Martin Fuchs, who was fourth in the classification, but time has shown better than our Jury, who became the third in his heat. But according to the rules from the fourth place qualifying is impossible regardless of the final time.
And Chaban still made the final battle for the medals.
Boat from Odessa is one of the brightest in Rio. Ukrainian decorated canoes in the national colors of blue and yellow, adding the image of the Cossack to the board with a mace and the inscription of Ukraine. “Color” Yuri invented by himself with his girlfriend Kate, and professional designers helped him to implement the idea.
Victorious time of the Ukrainian in Rio 2016 is 39.279. In London he became the champion with a score of 42.291. This means, that now the athlete is not only two-time Olympic champion, but also the winner of the Olympic record. Yuri also has a bronze medal from Beijing 2008, gold and two world championships.
“This Olympics is quivering for me because it is the last in my life. I want to put a bullet. It’s a win.” – Said after the awards Chaban. Ukraine now is on the 21th place in the medal standings. Prior to this, the first gold medal for Ukraine has brought a gymnast Oleg Verniaiev. Total general account on our team now is eight medals.
Also, the Ukrainian athlete Bogdan Bondarenko won the bronze medal in the high jump. Bondarenko took the height of 233 cm.
Another Ukrainian athlete Andrey Protsenko in this discipline shared 4th place with a representative of the United Kingdom Robert Grabarzhem.