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Ukrainian gains gold in 1500m race at Invictus Games
08:49, 26 September 2017
Ukrainian gains gold in 1500m race at Invictus Games

Before the Games start, Oleh Zymnikov said he was confident of Ukraine's excellent chances of winning

08:49, 26 September 2017

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The national team of Ukraine in Invictus Games sports competition in Toronto (Canada) continues to please its fans. The first gold to the team was brought by Oleh Zymnikov in the run for 1500 meters, says the team's Facebook page.

"The the first gold, Oleh Zymnikov won the race. Before the Games, Oleh said he was confident that Ukraine has every chance of winning Invictus Games. So it is," the message said.

Related: National selection for international Invictus Games 2017 starts in Kyiv

Victory of the team is shared by all ordinary Ukrainians. "Our guys are the best! I'm happy with all my heart", "Hello! Glory to Ukraine!", "Hurray! My most sincere greetings," the comments under the post read.

It is noteworthy that this is not the only joyful moment for the Ukrainian National Team in the Invictus Games. A former soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and now - Lieutenant of the National Police Serhiy Torchynsky won a bronze medal in athletics discipline of shot put (6 kg, category IF4).

The Invictus Games is an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, created by Prince Harry of Wales, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports.

Related: Ukraine to participate in Invictus Games 2017

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