The synchronised swimming team of Ukraine won a bronze medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. This was reported by the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine on Facebook.
"The Ukrainian team consisting of Anastasia Savchuk, Marta Fedina, Ksenia Sydorenko, Maryna and Vlada Oleksiev, Kateryna Reznik, Alina Shynkarenko and Yelyzaveta Yakhno won the historical right to climb the bronze stage of the Olympic pedestal", wrote the representatives of the NOC.
In the final, the girls scored 190.3018 points and were ahead of the Japanese team. The second place was taken by the team of China, the first - by the ROC.
Ukrainian women won the second Olympic medal in artistic swimming in the entire history of independent Ukraine. The duet of sportswomen Marta Fedina and Anastasia Savchuk took the first this year - the third place.
This is already the 11th bronze medal of Ukraine at this competition.
Earlier Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Khyzhniak won a silver medal in boxing in the weight category up to 75 kg at the Tokyo Olympics.
His opponent was Hebert Sousa from Brazil. According to the notes of the judges, Khyzhniak was in the lead in two rounds, but in the last one, he was knocked out. The judge was forced to stop the fight ahead of schedule although the boxer was ready to continue the fight.
In the 1/8 final match, Khyzhnyak defeated 24-year-old Japanese Yuito Morivaki (5-0) by points. In the quarter-finals of the 2020 Olympics, Khyzhnyak defeated 21-year-old Dominican boxer Euri Cedeño Martinez (4-1).