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Rio 2016: New gymnastics element named after Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov
09:44, 16 August 2016
Rio 2016: New gymnastics element named after Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov

Radivilov performed jump, which will now be named after him, Sports Minister says

09:44, 16 August 2016

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Ukrainian gymnast Igor Radivilov performed his signature jump complex at the Olympics in 2016, which will now be known as The Radivilov. Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov announced this on Facebook.

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"Our gymnast Igor Radivilov fulfilled his super element complex The Radivilov jump at the Olympic Games in Rio. Thus, this element in gymnastics is officially registered in the international rules now. This unique element will always bear the name of Ukrainian", the minister wrote.

Zhdanov said that, despite the lack of medals for competition in the vault, Radivilov set a historic achievement, which Ukraine should be proud of.

Related: Rio 2016: Ukraine takes 5th and 8th place in artistic gymnastics

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