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Greetings to Yevgeny Rylov, winner of 200-metre backstroke event at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

July 30, 2021

Vladimir Putin congratulated Yevgeny Rylov on winning the 200-metre backstroke event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The message reads, in part:

“You represented Russia with dignity at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, won the second gold medal and set a new Olympic record. Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your victory.

Of course, your coaches and mentors, and everyone who helped you succeed made a huge and invaluable contribution to this outstanding achievement.”

July 30, 2021