Olympic medalists Beleniuk, Nasibov return to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Beleniuk won gold in his weight category, and Nasibov took the silver award
12:31, 6 August 2021

Zhan Beleniuk, Parviz Nasibov
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Zhan Beleniuk and Parviz Nasibov, the wrestlers medal winners of Summer Olympics in Tokyo returned to Ukraine. Their aircraft landed in Boryspil airport on August 6.

I am grateful to my coach and all the people who supported and believed in me, all those who kept hoping that we'd be able to pull off such a performance. And this medal is very important for me because I actually stood in this very place five years ago with a silver, and then I promised all of you that next time, I'll bring the gold. Well, I lived up to my promise. Thanks to all those who cheered and supported us. It's very important for us. We felt your support. I received a lot of letters and SMS with people congratulating me and wishing me a victory. So I thank you all, Beleniuk said.

Related: Summer Olympics in Tokyo: Ukraine's Nasibov claims silver in Greco-Roman wrestling

The Olympic champion devoted his medal to Ivan Bohdan, the other Olympian who brought him up as an athlete.

Parviz Nasibov, the silver medalist said he was a bit emotional at the moment, but definitely happy. "I'm glad to see yo all. Sure, my emotions are overwhelming right now. When I left the podium, I was upset. But, as I see you all here, I promise to return here again and repeat Zhan's heroic act - at least I'll try to. Otherwise than that, I'm happy. Best moment of my life so far. So thank you to everyone", Nasibov said.

Related: Summer Olympics in Tokyo: Beleniuk claims Ukraine's first gold in Greco-Roman wrestling

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