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Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin wins men's 200m breaststroke at Rio Olympics

Aug 11, 2016 10:13 ISTShilpika Srivastava

Dmitriy BalandinKazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin on 10 August 2016 won gold medal in the men's 200-meter breaststroke final. It is Balandin’s first Olympic medal.

With Balandin's win comes Kazakhstan's second gold medal of the 2016 Olympics. It is the country's first-ever medal in a swimming event.

United States’ Joshua Prenot won the silver in the 200-meter breaststroke and Anton Chupkov of Russia finished third, securing the bronze.

Who is Dmitriy Balandin?

Dmitriy Balandin is a Kazakhstani swimmer.

He specializes in breaststroke events.

At present, he holds two Kazakh records in the 100 and 200 m breaststroke.

He set a historic milestone for his nation by striking the breaststroke triple at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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