Ukrainian athlete enjoys another triumph: Ukraine athlete wins Triathlon European Cup in Norway before competing in Rio 2016

17:37 Aug. 14, 2016

Ukraine athlete wins Triathlon European Cup in Norway before competing in Rio 2016

Ukrainian Yuliya Yelistratov wins ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup held in Norway's Tonsberg. Photo courtesy - etu.triathlon.org

Yuliya Yelistratova says, she uses the contest as a warm up for Summer Games 

On August 13, Ukrainian Yuliya Yelistratova, women's triathlon national team leader, won ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup held in Norway's Tonsberg.

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The Ukrainian athlete crossed the finish line at 00:58:17, leaving behind Russian contesters Ekaterina Matiukh and Valentina Zapatrina, according to the website of the tournament.

28-year-old Zhytomyr-born Yuliya Yelistratova, who will take part in Rio 2016 Olympics on August 20, used the Norwegian competition as preparation for the Summer Games.

After the race, Yuliya Yelistratova, heading off to Rio on Tuesday, August 16, said, "I came here to use this as a warm up for Rio. It was a shame about the swim but I wanted to work hard on the run, my husband, Vladimir, has helped me really well and my running, with the high cadence, helps me save energy", European Triathlon Union reports.

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