25 October 2016

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Ukrainian canoeist Cheban sets new Olympic record

Ukrainian Yuriy Cheban, who was crowned the champion in canoeing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 18, having thus bagged a second gold medal for Ukraine, has set at new Olympic record.


Cheban completed a distance of 200 meters in 39.279 seconds.

He is the only athlete in the Olympics history who has won the canoe sprint in men's canoe single 200m event, because 200m events were added to the Olympic Games only in 2012.

Ukraine's tally at Rio 2016 presently consists of two gold, four silver and two bronze medals.

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