First gold of Ukraine “Games undefeated”: What is known about the veteran of the ATO and the jogger Oleg Zimnikova

The national team of Ukraine received the first gold medalist at the “Games of the unconquered” in Canada

A veteran of the anti-terrorist operation, the current contract servicemen from Kharkov Oleg Winter took “gold” in run on 1500 m (category IT7). He left behind a Frenchman Olivier Buthier and the representative of Australia Dan Crawford. It “gold” became the first in the history of the participation of the national team of Ukraine in the “Games undefeated”.

Oleg Winter a native of Kharkov. He is 29 years old. He served in the 92nd OMBRE. He participated in the battles near Ilovaysk, where he received a serious concussion and now almost every day are struggling with severe headache.

The soldiers of the 92nd brigade participated in the battle under the Village of the Luhansk, Happiness, and Bakhmutka. Along with other parts of the Mat they were surrounded under Ilovaisk in August 2014.

On account of the 92nd brigade heroic attempt to release the Ilovaisky boiler and resonant detain fighters of the GRU, Russians Alexander Alexandrov Evgeny Erofeev in the Luhansk region.

“In August 14th the year we were sent to the Donetsk region, under the Ilovaisk, where our convoy was destroyed. During the shelling I received a concussion,” – said Winter in an interview to “5 channel”.

According to the testimony of the athlete after the fighting it was hard for him to undergo social adaptation. Winter adds that the return to the “old life” helped him run.

It adds in a comment of the Kharkov edition “MediaPort” the head of the regional media center Ministry of defense Dmitry Gorbunov, during preparation for the “Games of the unconquered” winter Roads ran every day up to 20 km.

Now Oleg winter Roads is a third-year student of the Kharkov Institute of tank troops, as well as the current military contract.

He underwent a course of social adaptation and rehabilitation, however, continues to remember the horrific moments of the war.

“I want all the people, soldiers who have been there, many of them now sit at home, hide from the whole world to look at us and understand that they are not alone, there are many of us, and if they need help – we are all ready to help them,” said Winter in an interview to “5 channel”.

We will remind, all on account of the Ukrainian team on “Games undefeated” already three medals.

“Game unsubdued” (Invictus Games) is an international sporting events in the Paralympic style, founded by Prince Harry of Wales in 2014. In the competition participated in by soldiers and veterans with physical disabilities that they received while performing their duties. Ukraine in 2017 for the first time received the right to participate in “Games of the unconquered” as a participant in many military exercises, peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the UN and as a country which military personnel have combat experience when performing tasks within the ATO. Together with Ukraine this year in the “Games of the unconquered,” also debuts Romania. The competition started on September 24 in Toronto (Canada) and will be held until September 30.