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Greetings to Valeria Shabalina, winner of freestyle swimming event at 16th Tokyo Paralympic Games

August 27, 2021

Vladimir Putin congratulated Valeria Shabalina, who won the 200-metre freestyle swimming event at the 16th Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The message reads, in part:

“You have furnished convincing proof of your leadership and champion’s qualities and won a second gold medal. Such a brilliant success is a great and genuinely deserved award for your excellence, remarkable diligence and purposefulness.”

August 27, 2021