The President of the All-Russian Swimming Federation (VFF) Vladimir Salnikov on Wednesday, July 28, called the silver medal of Russian swimmers in the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the Olympic Games in Tokyo very valuable.
“It was very emotional. We were in the stands, and the guys were great, they gave themselves completely. This medal is very valuable because we have overtaken the Americans. The performance is beyond praise, this is a victory “, – quotes his words TASS…
Earlier that day, Martin Malyutin, Ivan Girev, Evgeny Rylov and Mikhail Dovgalyuk won a silver medal following the final swim in the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Swimmers of Great Britain won gold, and representatives of Australia won the bronze medal.
Earlier, on July 26, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed with congratulations to Yevgeny Rylov on the occasion of winning the gold medal in swimming by the Russian.
Rylov won the 100m backstroke in Tokyo. His result was 51.98 seconds, the Russian set a new European record. Silver, 0.02 seconds behind Rylov, was won by Kliment Kolesnikov, who noted that he was happy with two medals for Russia, although he was offended to lose a split second in the fight for gold.
The third place was taken by the representative of the United States Ryan Murphy with a score of 52.19 seconds.
Rylov himself admitted after the victory that he was going to the limit of possibilities. The Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Oleg Matytsin called the result that Rylov and Kolesnikov showed at the Olympics, historical.
The XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo are held from July 23 to August 8. More than 11 thousand athletes from 206 countries take part in the competition, 339 sets of awards are played in 41 sports. The Russian team includes 333 athletes.
Due to the situation with the coronavirus, the Olympics were postponed to 2021, while retaining the name “Tokyo 2020”. The games are held without the participation of foreign fans.