Ukrainian Wins First Medal at World Urban Games for Freerunning
Alexander Titarenko from Mariupol took a bronze medal
The first prize for Ukraine at the 1st World Urban Games in Budapest went to Alexander Titarenko from Mariupol for his freerunning.
Freerunning is derived from parkour. It’s a form of expression where the athlete interacts with various obstacles and the environment at a fast pace. Titarenko took a bronze medal for his performance. Spain’s Alberto Gomez from Spain and Matthew Srovnal from the Czech Republic took first and second. Ukraine’s Eric Mohammedshin took fifth place.
The only Ukrainian girl in the park was Anna Grukach, who took sixth in the freestyle discipline.
Two U23 Ukrainian 3 × 3 basketball teams came out of the group round at once. The men defeated the Romanian team with a score of 17:13 and finished second in the group. Today, (Sep. 15), the Ukrainians will play against the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. The winners will face the French team.
The women’s team won two matches today. First, they left the Chinese team in the dust with (21:16), then snatched victory from the Polish national team (21:16).
In breakdancing, Ukraine’s representatives didn’t make it to the finals.
today, the last day of the World Urban Games, Ukrainians will compete for prizes in parkour, 3 × 3 basketball, and indoor rowing.
|Source||Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty|