: Skeet shooting champion Mykola Milchev to carry Ukrainian flag during 2016 Summer Olympics
Sport19:09 Aug. 4, 2016
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Skeet shooting champion Mykola Milchev to carry Ukrainian flag during 2016 Summer Olympics

In 2000 sportsman beat Olympic record shooting 100% of targets 

Ukrainian Olympic team has chosen its standard bearer.

48-year-old shooter Mykola Milchev from Odesa will carry Ukrainian flag during the official opening ceremony in Rio-de-Janeiro.

Last time he won the Olympics in Sydney in 2000 in skeet shooting. Milchev was the first one in history of Olympic games to hit all the 150 targets. The upcoming Summer Olympic Games are set to be the last in his professional career. 

Mykola Milchev, Ukraine's standard bearer at 2016 Summer Olympic Games: "The idea firstly appeared in 2012 during the Olympic Games in London.  Personally I was not present there, so it was a surprise for me as well. There were other applicants too, but the team supported me in the end."

 

 

 

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