Ukrainian athlete Yuriy Cheban in the ending of competitions in Canoeing (200 m) at the Olympics in Rio produces the second gold medal for Ukraine. It is reported by the national Olympic Committee of Ukraine.
Cheban finished first with a score 39.279, according to the NOC. The second came to the finish Azerbaijani Ukrainian-born Valentin Demyanenko, the third – Brazilian Ischiac To Queiroz Santos.
Yesterday Shepherd with the result 41.220 finished third in the semifinal a canoe, securing a semi-finals A.
This is the second gold medal for Ukraine at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. August 16, the Ukrainian Oleg Verniaiev won the first gold medal in the finals of the gymnastics competition on the uneven bars.
Professional rower-canoeist Yuriy Cheban was born in 1986 in Odessa. Is a double Olympic champion (2012 and 2016), bronze medalist of the Olympic games in 2008, honored master of sports.