Viche 2012 19

19, 2012

Yuriy CHEBAN: Before becoming the Olympic champion, I have been training hard for 13 years

The honored Master of Sports of Ukraine Yuriy CHEBAN is the real inhabitant of Odessa, funny and witty. His rise has begun at the Olympic Games in Athens, where he was the seventh in the competition on canoe- single rowing at the distance of 500 meters. After that there were victories at the world championships in 2005 and 2007, as well as triumphs at the World Cups and European championships. At the Olympics in China he became the bronze medalist. And finally, the long expected gold at the Olympic Games in London! Due to this Yuriy Cheban went down in history as the first Olympic champion in rowing on canoe-single at the distance of 200 meters. During the interview with our correspondent Yuriy told about his thorny way to the victory.