Mykhailo Romanchuk won silver in swimming 1,500 meters at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
Ukrainian Mykhailo Romanchuk won silver in the final swim in the men’s 1,500 meter freestyle at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. We will remind that Mykhailo already won bronze of the Olympic Games in swimming 800 meters.
Romanchuk showed the result 14.40,66 . The lag behind the American Robert Finke was 1.01 s. Florian Welbrock, who eventually finished third, our athlete overtook by 0.25 s.
But in the qualifying swim, Romanchuk reached the final from the first place with a result of 14.45.99 seconds. He is the most successful Ukrainian athlete at the Tokyo Games and the only one of our athletes who has more than one medal.
Both medals became Romanchuk’s debut Olympic awards in his adult career. But the significance of the event does not end there. After winning bronze, Mykhailo became the first Ukrainian winner of the Swimming Olympics in 17 years. And silver brought this sport to the top three most successful for Ukraine in the history of performances at the Summer Olympics.
Satisfied with the second place, because for me it is an unusual practice to compete in the morning. It also played a big role. Such are the realities of our lives, everyone was in the same conditions. I have two medals – silver and bronze. If there would be another swim, I could win gold. Unfortunately, it can’t happen. Together with the caoch we will analyze the performance and mistakes. We will take them into account and move on to Paris in 2024said Mykhailo.
Parimatch is delighted with Mykhailo’s achievements and sincerely congratulates him on his victories. Thank you for an amazing performance in Tokyo! We are waiting for the “gold” in 2024 in Paris.
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.