Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan wins Gold in Men’s 200m Breaststroke Swimming

Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan won the Gold medal in Men’s 200m Breaststroke Swimming event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday – the country’s first-ever medal in swimming, in the history of Olympics.

Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan wins Gold in Men's 200m Breaststroke Swimming

Dmitriy Balandin, swimming in lane eight after qualifying as the slowest finalist, touched the wall first with a time of 2:07.46 to win the gold medal and set a new national record.

Dmitriy Balandin was just 0.07 seconds ahead of Josh Prenot of the United States, who won the silver medal.

Russia’s Anton Chupkov came in third to win the bronze medal with a time of 2:07.70.

Day 5 was a good day for Kazakhstan as they won two Olympic gold medals in the space of an hour, with the first one being won by Nijat Rahimov who won it in men’s 77kg weightlifting event.

Rio 2016 Men's 200m Breaststroke Swimming Medal Winners Podium Photo

In photo above you can see Rio 2016 Men’s 200m Breaststroke Swimming Event medal winners – from left to right – USA’s Josh Prenot (Silver), Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin (Gold), Russia’s Anton Chupkov (Bronze) with their medals on podium during medals presentation ceremony.

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