Ukraine at Olympics: Ukrainian shooter Serhiy Kulish could miss the Olympics over money shortage (video)
Sport19:39 Aug. 12, 2016

Ukrainian shooter Serhiy Kulish could miss the Olympics over money shortage (video)

Sponsor covered all costs after reading announcement on the Internet on fundraising for Kulish

Ukrainian silver Olympic champion in rifle shooting Serhiy Kulish could have missed the Olympic Games because of lack of money. To compete, Serhiy needed a new aim for his rifle, costing 800 U.S. dollars, report the trainers from his hometown of Cherkasy. Local authorities did not provide the sportsman with money. The sports school personnel, in turn, called upon the residents to gather the necessary sum. Fortunately, a sponsor read the announcement on money raising on the Internet. When it was time to travel to Brazil, Ukrainian shooter had a complete ammunition set.

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A couple of days after Kulish won his silver award, his mother cannot hold emotions. She is sure her son's silver medal is just the beginning.

Svitlana Kulish, mother of Serhiy Kulish: 
I follow every his shot! When Serhiy reached the second place, I saw his fingers trembling on the weapon. I was so nervous as if I were there myself!

The colleagues of Serhiy from the sports school also watched his performance on TV. Now they say they were sure Kulish would succeed.

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He made his first shots in this school. The building is currently being renovated since the administration is willing to hang a new board of esteem with Kulish portrait on it. Here are his numerous medals, the most important though is still on the way back to Ukraine.


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