Not by Jamala alone: May marathon of Ukrainian wins
Ukraine has entered a period of continuous victories on all the fronts
Seems like Jamala's victory at the Eurovision Song Contest has been predetermined by the heavens. It is possible, because Ukraine has entered a period of continuous victories on all the fronts. During the last two-three weeks our athletes took the gold in swimming, gymnastics, checkers, basketball, football, sabers, and even a marathon. Jamala just could not come back without winning the contest.
LEN European Aquatics Championships tool place in London, and Ukrainians took seven medals, including three gold, two silver and three bronze. Olympic medalist 2008 Ilya Kvasha got a brilliant victory in the pole meter springboard.
Another gold brought Yulia Prokopchuk, winning in 10m Platform diving. The third highest award belons to Yulia Prokopchuk and Maksim Dolgov in the same discipline, but in the pole pair. By the way, Prokopchuk paired with Olexander Gorshkovozov has won "silver" in the team competition.
Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky won a major challenger with a prize fund of 100 thousand USD in Seoul. Victory in Seoul brought Sergey 110 rating points and 14.4 thousand dollars prize. This also means a return to the first hundred of the world ranking, and a direct hit to the main grid of Wimbledon.
International grandmaster Yuriy Anikeev became world champion in the rapid game in the framework of the World Championship blitz & rapid, Izmir, Turkey. He has defeated three international grandmasters from Latvia, Senegal, and Belarus.
Oleksii Kanke won gold in International competition for Young Pianists in memory of Vladimir Horowitz. He played Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Oleksii received 5 thousand dollars and a few prestigious special prizes, including EMCY, a contract for performances in Ukraine during 2016-2017, and another invitation to perform a solo concert in Paris.
Oleg Verniaiev and Igor Radivilov worthily represent Ukraine at the World Cup in Varna; they collected six awards, five of them were gold. World and European 22-year-old champion from Donetsk Oleg Verniaiev climbed the highest step of the podium thrice, flawlessly performing freestyle program, exercises on the horse and parallel bars. In turn, the 23-year-old Igor Radivilov, bronze medalist of the 2012 Olympics, was the best in the vault and exercises on the rings.
The talented judoka from Donetsk Yakiv Hammo acting in the heavyweight division (over a hundred kilograms), has made a triumphant victory at the prestigious tournament "Grand Slam" in Baku. The competition with a total prize fund of 154 thousand dollars was attended by 447 athletes from 76 countries. 21-year-old Yakiv Hammo, who has Assyrian roots, has won the only medal in our team, earning five thousand dollars for his victory.
The leader of the national team in rhythmic gymnastics Anna Rizatdinova achieved excellent results at the 42nd international tournament in French Corbeil-Essonnes. Our prima won gold medals in all five types of competitions program, which was attended by 27 gymnasts from 16 countries.
Ukrainian saber fencer Olga Harlan won a gold medal at the World Cup, which was held in China. In the final of the tournament she broke the resistance of Koreans Kim Djien. Harlan entered the International Hall of Fame.
Basketball club "Monaco" of Ukrainian Sergey Gladyr shooting guard was the winner of the regular season of Pro French league A. In the last match, "Monaco" kept away win against "Chalon-Reims" - 88:87. Ukrainian played 21 minutes, scored 10 points (2/5 two-point, 1/5 three-point, 3/4 free throws), made 5 rebounds (1 attack), 1 interception, and 1 transfer with 4 fouls. Thus, Gladyr became champion of France.
Ukrainian goalkeeper Denys Boyko became the champion of the Turkish football. "Besiktas" became 14-times champion of the country.
Ukrainian fighter Mykyta Krylov, acting in the light heavyweight champion, won four times in a row in the tournament UFC Fight Night 87. His opponent Fransimar Barroso from Brazil gave up in the second round after strangulation.
Ukrainian Eugene Glyva who often successfully participated in ultramarathon, known for his victory at the Kyiv Marathon 2015, won a unique race in Austria - part of a global race Wing For Life World Run. Ukrainian athlete ran 68 km, leaving behind 11,774 participants in the Austrian part of the race.
Ukrainian Oleg Kuznetsov, known in the world of hip-hop as a b-boy Kuzya, won first place at the breakdancing Unbreakable Bboy Championship, held in the Belgian city of Antwerp.
Maybe, on Wednesday we should expect victory of Yevgen Konoplyanka and "Seville" in the final of the Europa League.
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