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First gold for Team Ukraine after returning from Canada
First gold for Team Ukraine after returning from Canada

Yevhen Oleksenko, member of Ukraine's Invictus Games team, has won gold in disabled strongman competition during the Lviv Fitness Weekend.

"There's no win without pain. We train three hours each day, but the outcome is well worth it. The next challenge I'm looking forward to is the Ukrainian Powerlifting Championship," said the strongman.

UKRAINE’S INVICTUS GAMES WINNERS AWARDED DECORATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT
UKRAINE’S INVICTUS GAMES WINNERS AWARDED DECORATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT

President Petro Poroshenko awarded state orders to Team Ukraine members during the official reception after the squad’s return from Canada.

“Invictus Games sounds good in English, but I like the Ukrainian translation – Games of the Undefeated – much more,” the President said during his opening remark, emphasizing that “the Ukrainian team truly demonstrated what a Ukrainian warrior is”.

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