Mykhailo Romanchuk won bronze in swimming 800 meter freestyle at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
Mykhailo Romanchuk won a bronze award at Olympics in Tokyo in swimming 800 m freestyle. This Olympic medal became the first for Ukraine in swimming in 17 years. The last time Ukrainian swimmers won awards at the 2004 Olympics.
Romanchuk reached the final from the first place with the result of 7.41.28. Another Ukrainian swimmer Serhii Frolov showed a result of 7.47.67 and reached the final from 7th place. Romanchuk set at the 800-meter qualification Olympic record .
In the final, Romanchuk showed a result of 7.42.33, Frolov – 7.45.11. The American Robert Finke was ahead of the Ukrainians with the result 7.41.87 and the Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri – 7.42.11. They won gold and silver.
If Romanchuk had managed to repeat his result of the qualifying swim, he would have won in the final. But it did not happen. The Olympic record set by the Ukrainian in qualifying wasn’t beaten. The set of 800-meter medals was first drawn at the Olympics.
For Mykhailo Romanchuk, the 2020 Olympics are not over – he will also compete for medals in the 1,500-meter freestyle. Preliminary swims will take place on July 29.
Ukraine’s first medal in 17 years reduced responsibility, but added anger. Let’s just say I’ve calmed down a bit now. I really wanted to come from the Olympics with a medal – it is very nice that this is the first award of Ukraine since 2004. I am pleased with this result. But there is always room to grow. I will still try to show my maximum at a distance of 1500 meters – what I am capable of. Gold should still come to Ukraine, – Mykhailo Romanchuk shared his emotions after the finish.
Parimatch is proud of another medal for Ukraine, sincerely thanks Mykhailo and wishes success in the next swims. We hope for “gold” and together with the whole country support our athletes!
These funds will be used to purchase 10,000 sets of military uniforms for border guards.
the International charity organization Parimatch Foundation financed the organization of sports camps for the physical and psychological rehabilitation of children affected by Russian military aggression in Ukraine.
The total cost of the help reached UAH 8.5 million.