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Yury Cheban – the double Olympic champion in rowing!

Юрий Чебан – двукратный олимпийский чемпион по гребле!Canoeist Yuri Cheban in the 200m freestyle brought Ukraine’s second gold at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

For Cheban, the quest for the second gold Olympic medal began with a preliminary swim – Odessa won the third place and easily qualified for the semifinals.

To get into the medal race, Cebanu had to take at least second place, or hopes for additional selection. Yuri finished third and only because of the additional index made it to the finals And, with the organizers not immediately switched to Ukrainian in the medal race, initially putting in its place the paddler from the Czech Republic.

In the final Cheban started on the awkward eighth track. After such a difficult skill Ukrainian is not considered a contender even for a medal, but 30-year-old athlete because of great start took the lead and never gave up their gold. Interestingly, the second was a native of Cherkasy
Valentin Demyanenko, who plays for Azerbaijan.

Rowing. Men 200 m Canoeing-solo

1. Yuri Cheban (Ukraine) – 39,279
2. Valentin Demyanenko (Azerbaijan) – 39,493
3. Acacias Cueros DOS Santos (Brazil) – 39,628

Now in the Ukrainian Treasury medal at the Games in Rio de Janeiro eight awards – gold Yuriy Cheban (rowing), Oleg Vernaeve (gymnastics), silver Jean Belenko (wrestling), Oleg Vernaeve (gymnastics), women’s fencing team in the sabre, Sergei Kulish (bullet shooting), bronze, Olga Harlan (fencing) and Bohdan Bondarenko (athletics).

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