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Epic finish: sprinter Lyudmila Olyanovska won a medal at Euro 2024

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun10,2024

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On the first day of the European Athletics Championships, Ukrainian Lyudmila Olyanovska won a bronze medal in the sport walking competition. The epic video of the athlete's finish has already circulated on the Internet.

This is reported by the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.

On June 7, the European Athletics Championships began in Rome and will last until 12 June 46 athletes from the national team of Ukraine went to Euro-2024 in 24 types of the program.

On the first day of the competition, medals were played in the 20 km sports walk. Ukrainian Lyudmila Olyanovska won a bronze award in the last meters of the distance, and now fulfilled the Olympic standard for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Lyudmila Olyanovska almost at the finish line overtook the Spanish Laura Garcia-Caro, which was already preparing to celebrate the bronze award.

I love the finishes at the Olympic stadiums. What in Beijing, where I won a medal of the world championship, what now! – Lyudmila Olyanovska says after the finish. – When we entered the tunnel, I saw that the Spanish woman was not so far away. At the stadium, three hundred meters before the finish line, I understood that I could overtake her, and in 150 I was already sure of it. This was visible even in the frequency of movements.

In the first places – the Italians Antonella Palmisano (1 hour 28 minutes) and Valentina Trapletti (1:28.37)

To qualify for the Olympic Games, it is necessary was to meet the time of 1:29:20. Lyudmila's result 1:28:49. So, she not only won a medal, but also will go to the Olympics.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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