Ukrainian swimmer Andrii Trusov has become a two-time champion at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo (Japan), by winning gold at Men’s 50m Freestyle.
Recall that the 22-year-old won a silver medal in the men’s 400 metre freestyle S7 event with a time of 4:35.56 ahead of American Evan Austin (4:38.95).
Trusov had said after the 400 metre freestyle S7, that he did not feel a lot of pressure coming into the Tokyo Paralympics.
While speaking to the Olympic Information Service, he said : “It feels really good. I think the experiences of the Commonwealth Games, Asian Para Games and World Championships have prepared me for a meet of this scale and the main philosophy with which I’m entering this competition is just to have a good time.
“Any athlete would like to win a medal. That’s not something you want to put aside as a dream. But to me, I’m just here to have a good time because when you start thinking about small stuff… because it’s not going to be perfect; you might cause yourself some unnecessary stress.”
Ukraine’s national Paralympic has already won 60 medals – 13 golds, 30 silvers, and 17 bronzes.