Sunday at the Olympic Games in South Korean Pyeongchang brought Ukraine a long-awaited medal.
The first gold for Ukraine in these Winter Games got freestyler Oleksander Abramenko. In the second final of ski acrobatics, Ukrainian surpassed Jia Tsunyang from China and Illia Burov from Russia.
"I tried everything, I showed everything I could, I took first place - I can not believe it, it's so cool feeling, it's simply inexpressible. Luck is very important in our sport so that everything will coincide at the right time. But nobody canceled the skill either, it's just the skill you need to show at the right time, and in your approach to make the best leap you can do. I went to the final jump and thought - at least let it be the moment when I do my best jump. So it turned out that I made it," he said after finals.
National team of Ukraine
After the final of the competitions in mountain skiing in giant slalom, our athlete Ivan Kovbasnyuk was at 57th place.
In mountain skiing, the gold medal went to the Austrian Marcel Hirscher. Swede Henrik Kristoffersen became the second, and the Frenchman Alexis Pinturault - the third.
In the men's biathlon, a mass start race took place, the victory went to Martin Fourcade, who for a fraction of a second outstripped the German Simon Schempp. Bronze went to Emil Svensson from Norway.
In skiing, Norway took another gold. The OAR team showed the second result, and France was satisfied with the bronze.
In freestyle, where Abramenko won in acrobatics, medals were also played in slopestyle, where Norwegian Oysten Braaten celebrated the victory, American Gupper took second place, and Canadian took the third position.
In women's hockey Switzerland beat Korea, and Sweden lost to the Japanese. In men competition, Germans defeated Norway 2-1, Czechs defeated Swiss, Canada defeated South Korea, and Sweden won in a duel with the Finns.
In speed skating women competed in the race at 500 m. The victory went to Japanese Nao Kodaire, Korean Lee Sang Hwa got a silver medal, and the bronze went to the Czech athlete Erbanova.