Zhan Balenyuk, silver medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, became the champion of Europe in the Greco-Roman wrestling in 87 kg weight cathegory.
Ukrainian wrestler brightly celebrated his victory in the final bout of the European Championship. Immediately after the end of the duel with the representative of Azerbaijan, the athlete, holding the Ukrainian flag, danced the Ukrainian national dance — hopak.
This is the third gold medal of Jean Belenyuk at the European Championships, which he won in 2014 and 2016 and now in 2019. He also has silver medal in 2012.