Belarusian trampoline jumper Ivan Litvinovich won the first gold medal for his national team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The correspondent of “Lenta.ru” informs about it.
The 20-year-old athlete scored 61,715 points, ahead of the Olympic champion of the Games in London, Chinese Dong Dong, who has 61,235 points. In third place is New Zealander Dylan Schmidt with 60.675 points. Russians Dmitry Ushakov and Andrey Yudin were left without medals, taking fifth and sixth places, respectively.
On July 29, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that the low results of the Belarusian national team at the Tokyo Olympics are due to the fact that they are in any case guaranteed material rewards from the state. At the same time, he emphasized that he did not object to material incentives for those who showed themselves worthily in the competitions.
The Olympic Games in Tokyo will run until August 8th.