Pavlo Altukhov and Yuriy Vandiuk will perform in the 1000 m singles event. Prior to that, they came fourth in their qualifications and could not make it directly to the semifinal stage. However, they finished second in quarterfinals where the performers needed to end in Top 2; this let the Ukrainian athletes continue struggling for the medals.
Semifinal and final events will be played tomorrow, August 7.
Meanwhile, Lyudmyla Luzan and Anastasiya Chetverykova are to compete in the 500 m doubles event. In the quarterfinals, they defeated their rivals from Hungary by more than a whole second, leaving them in second place.
Earlier, we reported that Zhan Beleniuk made the fans in Ukraine and abroad as happy as they could possibly be, collecting the first gold in these Olympic Games for his team and country. He triumphed in the Greco-Roman wrestling competition (weight category of up to 87 kilograms). Besides, his teammate Parviz Nasibov.