Second Olympic gold medal in Ukraine's pocket
- 18.08.2016, 15:59,
- Sports » Sports. Main
The Ukrainian Yurii Cheban defended his title by winning the second gold medal for Ukraine and becoming two-time world champion.
Canoeist sprinter has repeated his success in Rio after securing his first gold medal in London.
Yurii was the last one to enter the final heat, however it did not hamper him to win. As he was the first to overcame the distance of 200 metres.
He won with 39,279min and outmatched an ex-Ukrainian Valentin Demjanenko who represented the team of Azerbajan.
It is the second gold medal in the Olympic standing for the Ukrainian team.
Earlier a gymnast Oleg Verniaev bagged the first gold medal for Ukraine.