Ukraine claims first gold at 2016 Rio Paralympics
07:45, 9 September 2016

Ukraine claims first gold at 2016 Rio Paralympics

Swimmer Yevhen Bohodayko wins in 100 m backstroke race event

07:45, 9 September 2016

Bohodayko Yevhen Rio 2016
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The first Ukrainian gold at these Paralympics went to the swimmer Yevhen Bohodayko; he completed the distance in 1.10.55. The National Paralympic Committee reported this at Facebook.

‘The award is even more important because Bohodayko won it in the event that is actually not his strong point. He overcame Jonathan Fox from the UK, who is considered the favorite in this event’, the Committee’s press service reported.     

The first day of 2016 Paralympics proved to be a triumphal one for Ukraine’s national team. It won nine medals – a gold, a sliver and seven bronze.

Source: Ukraine's national Paralympic Committee

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