: Rizatdinova and Tymoshchenko bring two more Rio medals to Ukraine

11:01 Aug. 21, 2016

Rizatdinova and Tymoshchenko bring two more Rio medals to Ukraine

Ganna Rizatdinova and Pavlo Tymoshchenko. (AP Photo)

Rizatdinova takes bronse in gymnastics, Tymoshchenko earns silver in modern pentathlon 

Ukrainian athlete Pavlo Tymoshchenko has won a silver medal in modern pentathlon at Rio Olympics, while gymnast Ganna Rizatdinova has earned bronze in rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around.

Russia's Aleksander Lesun took gold in pentathlon. The bronze was claimed by Mexico's Ismael Hernandez Uscanga

"Before the last event, the competitors were showing very close results. I understood the struggle is going to be difficult, but I manage to get up for it. I am very happy I managed to recover after the injury. I am happy! This feeling is overwhelming," Tymoshchenko was quoted as saying by Ukraine's Olympic Committee.

In rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around, gold and silver have been won by Russia's Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva.

Read also Ukraine takes bronze in men's canoe double

Ukraine now has 11 medals: two golden, five silver and four bronze. The country is ranked 28th in the medal table.

 

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