Ukraine Olympian Daryna Zevina Speaks About War “The Sky Was Completely Orange”

Among the 14 Ukrainian swimmers who competed at the Italian Championships from March 9th to March 13th, there was the 2012 World Champion in the 200 SCM backstroke and a six-time European Champion, Daryna Zevina.

SwimSwam reached her in Riccione and asked her about her feeling and emotions during these critical days.

Zevina speaks about the day she understood the war began, and the dramatic moments she lived with her family and her boyfriend. Like the morning they woke up at 5 because of noise and then they found part of a missile near their house.

The Olympic swimmer also reports a list of atrocities that Russian soldiers are committing in Ukrainian territories, some of which are happening to people she knows.

Zevina is one of a number of Ukrainian swimmers who have evacuated to other European countries, especially Italy, to continue their training.

Leave a Reply

Notify of

oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
2 years ago

Hard to even imagine the terror she describes. I pray that her loved ones are safe and that they can all recover from the horrors they have experienced.

Social Kicking
2 years ago

Thank you for content

About Aglaia Pezzato

Aglaia Pezzato

Cresce a Padova e dintorni dove inizialmente porta avanti le sue due passioni, la danza classica e il nuoto, preferendo poi quest’ultimo. Azzurrina dal 2007 al 2010 rappresenta l’Italia con la nazionale giovanile in diverse manifestazioni internazionali fino allo stop forzato per due delicati interventi chirurgici. 2014 Nel 2014 fa il suo esordio …

Read More »