Rio 2016: Ukraine’s hopes rest with fencing, rowing, tennis and boxing

Source : 112 Ukraine

On August 11, Ukrainian athletes are to compete in four sports
11:29, 11 August 2016

The four of Ukraine’s epee fencers – Yana Shemyakina, Anfisa Pochkalova, Olena Kryvytska and Ksenia Panteleeva – will perform in the qualification round against the Brazilian team.

Later today, both men’s and women’s teams will perform in rowing. Then, Elina Svitolina, the one who surprisingly sent home Serena Williams, will face her Czech counterpart Petra Kvetova.

Ukrainian boxer Mykola Butsenko will stand against Mohammed Khamut (weight category up to 56 kg), and Volodymyr Matviychuk is to face Azeri puncher Collazo Sotomayor (weight category up to 64 kg).   

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Related: Rio2016: Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina stuns world No. 1 Serena Williams

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