Maryan Zakalnytskyi

Ukrainian Marian Zakalnytskyy has won the first gold medal at the European Athletics Championships, which takes place in Berlin.

"Our first European champion in Berlin is Maryan Zakalnytskyy! The Ukrainian won the men's 50km race walk title in 3:46:32 ahead of Olympic champion Matej Toth (3:47:27) and Belarus' Dzmitry Dziubin (3:47:59)," European Athletics wrote on Twitter on August 7," European Athletics wrote on Twitter on August 7.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine's synchronized swimmers took full advantage of all-conquering Russia's decision not to enter the combination free team event by winning gold at the European Championships on Sunday.