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28 Kharkiv athletes to participate in 2016 Olympics


The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine announced the list of athletes who will participate at the XXXI Olympiad which will be held in August in Rio de Janeiro.

olimpiada-rio-2016Ukraine will have 205 sportsmen competing for medals in 27 sports. In addition, in the waiting list from the International Federations there are a few athletes who can fill up the Olympic team of Ukraine, as Status Quo informs (RU).

Kharkiv will be represented in 14 sports – nine women will take part in the competitions in synchronized swimming; four women and two men will compete for medals in track and field athletics, the rest of the sportsmen will try to bring Ukraine Olympic gold in badminton, cycling, weightlifting, archery and other sports.

vnd_olymp02A total of 28 sportsmen will represent Kharkiv – the best figure among regions in Ukraine, according to the head of Department on youth and sports of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Vitaly Kirilenko.

There are two more potential competitors – swimmers Ilya Teslenko and Maria Kolesnikova. They are waiting for a final decision by the International Federation of Water Sports.

BACKGROUND: The Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from August 5 to 21, 2016.

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