28 September 2021,   23:22
Zhan Belenyuk won the first Olympic gold for Ukraine

Zhan Belenyuk, a Greco-Roman wrestler, in the 87 kg weight category, brought Ukraine the first Tokyo 2020 gold.

“I have come a long and hard way, I started training at the age of 9, now I am 30 years old, and finally it happened, I took the Olympic gold”, - said Belenyuk.

It should be mentioned that in 2019, Belenyuk became a member of the Verkhovna Rada with the party “Servant of the People” under №10 in the candidate list. He then stated that he had been personally invited to the list by Volodymyr Zelensky. When Ukrainian President reached out to Belenyuk about potentially joining his party, the two-time wrestling world champion immediately accepted.