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Greetings to Yevgeny Rylov, Olympic champion in 100-metre backstroke

July 27, 2021

President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated Yevgeny Rylov on winning the 100-metre backstroke at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

The message reads, in part:

“Your will-power, faith, determination to win and extremely high professionalism helped you outrace serious rivals and to score an excellent result. Apart from being a major personal success, your brilliant triumph is a weighty contribution to increasing Russia’s prestige in aquatic sports.” 

July 27, 2021