Daryna Moskalenko – Silver Medalist at the European Aquathlon Championship!




Over the course of two thrilling weeks in Coimbra, Portugal, Europe’s finest triathletes gathered to compete for continental glory across various multisport disciplines. Kicking off with duathlon, the event series progressed through cross duathlon and triathlon, culminating with the elite aquathlon and long-distance triathlon competitions.

Following a rigorous series of national qualifiers, Ukraine’s top athletes made their way to Portugal. Among them, Sofiya Pryyma emerged as a standout favorite in the cross duathlon. Entering the transition zone amidst the leading pack, Pryyma battled fiercely for a podium finish in the cycling segment. Despite her best efforts, she ultimately crossed the finish line in fourth, with the top four athletes proving insurmountable.

In the men’s aquathlon, seasoned Ukrainian competitor Vitalii Vorontsov once again showcased his prowess. Though he emerged from the water over half a minute behind the leaders, Vorontsov’s exceptional running skills came to the fore. Teaming up with Bulgarian Alexander Bozhilov, he clocked the fastest time in the running segment, reclaiming lost ground to secure an admirable fourth-place finish.

The women’s aquathlon saw a formidable Ukrainian lineup, featuring multiple international medalist Maryna Kyryk, the versatile Sofiya Pryyma, and the experienced Daryna Moskalenko, fresh off her Ukrainian sprint triathlon championship win.

Hungary’s Marta Kropko initially seized a 20-second lead in the water, but the running segment proved more challenging. It was here that Moskalenko and Kyryk made their move. Moskalenko, displaying remarkable stamina and speed, posted one of the fastest running times, missing out on the gold by a mere six seconds to Europe’s new champion, Tjaša Vrtačič. Vrtačič’s superior running clinched her victory, with Moskalenko earning a well-deserved silver. Sofia Pryyma secured eighth place, while Maryna Kyryk finished ninth.

In the updated world rankings, Maryna Kyryk ascended to the second spot, Sofiya Pryyma held steady in eighth, and Daryna Moskalenko made an impressive debut at 17th. On the men’s side, Vitalii Vorontsov climbed to sixth in the global aquathlon standings, underscoring Ukraine’s strong presence on the international stage.