UGCC believer from Canada wins gold medal at Olympics

01 August, 11:49
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Canadian athlete Kristen Kit, who won the Gold Medal of the 2020 Olympic Games in the 2 km eights rowing, admitted that she holds her Ukrainian roots in great respect.

The ancestors of the 32-year-old rower were natives of our country, as Kristen told in an exclusive comment to OBOZREVATEL.

Kristen admitted that she grew up in a Ukrainian community in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

"My grandfather was born in Ukraine, and my grandmother's parents were Ukrainian. I am proud of my heritage and would like them to see me race. My grandfather worked so hard to build a life for our family in Canada. Sports are the privilege he gave me. I grew up in a Ukrainian community and went to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist. Cyril and Methodius, as well as engaged in Ukrainian dances," said Kit.

Kit is a team stern. In 2013, she won bronze at the World Rowing Championships in Lucerne and the World Rowing Championships in South Korea.