Jean Beleniuk brought Ukraine the first “gold” in Tokyo
In the final, the Ukrainian defeated the Hungarian Viktor Lorinets
The Ukrainian Zhan Beleniuk won the final of the Greek Roman wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics. He brings the first & # 171; gold & # 187; for Ukraine at the Olympic Games, Chronicle.info reports with reference to RBC.
In the final of the weight category up to 87 kg, the Ukrainian defeated Viktor Lorinets, a Hungarian who is the silver medalist of the 2019 World Cup.
On the way to victory, Beleniuk began performing in the 1/8 finals, where he first defeated the European champion Zurab Datunashvili, whom he lost in 2021. Then he knocked out the representative of Algeria Bashid Sid Asar from the tournament.
For reaching the final, Beleniuk fought with Croat Ivan Guklek and successfully won.
In addition, the Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler Parviz Nasibov received a silver medal at the Olympic Games. He competed in the weight category up to 67 kg.
In the final battle for & # 171; gold & # 187; Nasibov lost to Mohammadrez Geraya from Iran & # 8212; 1: 9.
This is the second silver medal of the Ukrainian national team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the eighth & # 8212; in the common piggy bank.