Dmitriy Balandin brings Kazakhstan 1st-ever medal in swimming

Dmitriy Balandin brings Kazakhstan 1st-ever medal in swimming

Dmitriy Balandin brings Kazakhstan 1st-ever medal in swimming

Written by Tharushan Fernando

11 Aug, 2016 | 8:55 am

Dmitriy Balandin managed to clinch the 1st-ever medal in swimming for Kazakhstan a the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Balandin overhauled early pacesetter Yasuhiro Koseki at the final turn in lane eight to snatch an upset victory in the men’s 200m breaststroke.

American Josh Prenot, who came into the Games atop the 2016 world rankings, was second while Russia’s Anton Chupkov was third

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