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Freestyler Olexander Abramenko brought Ukraine the first medal at the Beijing Olympics

17 Feb, 2022
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Freestyler Olexander Abramenko brought Ukraine the first medal at the Beijing Olympics

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Ukrainian freestyler Oleksandr Abramenko won a silver medal in ski acrobatics at the Winter Olympics in Beijing (China). This is the first medal of Ukraine at the 2022 Games.


So, at the Olympic Games in Beijing on Wednesday, February 16, Abramenko made a difficult jump with a final score of 116.5. This result allowed him to win a silver medal.

Very happy. It is especially pleasant to win an Olympic medal for Ukraine, for compatriots on Unity Day. This award is for our country. Ukraine, thank you for your support! This medal is for our entire country and for every Ukrainian.

Oleksandr Abramenko

At the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang (South Korea), Abramenko won gold in this discipline.

Olexander Abramenko at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang

Freestyle. Olympic Games. Beijing, China. Men. Ski acrobatics

  1. Guangpu Qi (China) - 129.00.
  2. Alexander Abramenko (Ukraine) - 116.50.
  3. Ilya Burov (Russia) - 114.93.
  4. Pirmin Werner (Switzerland) - 111.50.
  5. Justin Schoenefeld (USA) - 106.50.
  6. Christopher Lillis (USA) - 103.00.

The Ukrainian also debunked the myth that carrying the flag at the opening of the Games is a bad omen.

See for yourself - I won a medal. So to carry the flag of your native state is a great honor and pride! And now I can say that it’s lucky.

Oleksandr Abramenko
Oleksandr Abramenko
Photo: Eurosport


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