Olympic silver medallist Demyanenko: Rowing competition in Rio success for Azerbaijan

Baku, August 24, AZERTAC 

Valentin Demyanenko, who won silver for Azerbaijan in the Men’s Canoe Single 200m event at recent Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has shared his impressions with AZERTAC`s correspondent as Azerbaijani Olympians were given a ceremonial welcome at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

He said the rowing competition in Rio was a success for Team Azerbaijan. “Every sportsman strongly wishes to win a medal at the Olympics Games. I am happy to be such a lucky sportsman.” “My competitors were very strong, but I managed to finish second. In my opinion, silver medal is a very high result. This was the first Olympic rowing medal for Azerbaijan,” said Demyanenko.