On Friday, August 15 at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 played 18 sets of medals. In the four Olympic disciplines Russians won bronze medals. Another bronze medal went to Russian athlete on the results of the revision of the results of the competition on shooting.
Winning the bronze medal Russians began in the early morning. Beijing time this morning not so before, but my colleagues, who come to work to the top of the Olympic swimming finals, do not think so.
Arkady Vyatchanin won the bronze medal in the race in the 200 meters backstroke. Russian swimmer missed the victory just in the last meters distance - he walked Ryan Lochte and the Americans Aaron Peirsol. Perhaps if Vjatchanin managed to keep the lead, the day turned out to be the Russian Olympic team is not "bronze" and "gold».
In swimming at the 2008 Olympics dominated by the Americans. On Friday, they won in the sport three of the four gold. His sixth Olympic medal highest value at the Beijing Games and the 12th in his career won the Michael Phelps. Of course, with a world record. Another world record in swimming set American Rebecca Soni, who won a swim in the 200-meter breaststroke.
The fourth Olympic gold medal of his career could win Phelps in a skirt American Natalie Coughlin, but the 100-meter freestyle, she settled for bronze. A German Britta Steffen won, setting a world record.
Competitions in shooting a rifle from a distance of 50 meters won the Ukrainian Artur Ayvazyan. Russian Konstantin Prikhodchenko remained fifth. But another Russian shooter - Vladimir Isakov - unexpectedly won the bronze medal. Silver medalist at the 2008 Games Kim Jong Su of North Korea was disqualified for doping, and Isakov, who finished fourth in pistol shooting at 50 meters, got the bronze. On his return, the North Koreans shot.
Along with the news of Kim Jong Su disqualification of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a statement on the disqualification of the Vietnamese gymnast Doty Ngantuong for the use of a prohibited substance. In opopnom jump Ngantuong ranked last. Even a drug did not help.
If you suddenly disqualify someone from gymnasts included in the top three in the absolute superiority of the 2008 Games, a bronze medal was the Russian woman Ksenia Semenova. She finished fourth. Gold went to Anastasia Liukin, the daughter of famous Soviet gymnast Valeri Liukin. When Anastasia was two years old, her family moved to the United States for the national team and that she acts.
Bronze in the competition won the Chinese gymnasts Yang Yilin. Many experts suspect that the Chinese gymnasts false documents. Allegedly, Chinese women are actually less than 16 years, and they have no right to speak at the Olympics. Earlier representatives of the IOC stated that use special techniques accurately determine the age. Today the head of the IOC medical commission, Arne Yungkvist admitted that to know for sure how old the girls, it is impossible.
Meanwhile, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) gave his version of what explains the success of Chinese Olympians. According to the official representative of the ROC Gennady Shvets, the Chinese have made a breakthrough in pharmacology. Shvets suggested that Chinese athletes can upotreblint drugs not included in the list of prohibited, but seriously to help achieve success. Judging by the results of the Olympics, the Russian Pharmacology from the Chinese far behind.
It was planned that Friday will be announced the names of the winners in the 16 Olympic disciplines, but because of heavy rain on Thursday postponed the competition baydarochnits and canoeists. In the discipline of canoe-deuce bronze brought the Russian team Mikhail Kuznetsov and Dmitry Larionov. Won brothers Pavol and Peter Hohshornery from Slovakia. Another gold medal in Slovakia Elena Kaliska brought baydarochnitsa. Thus, at the 2008 Games Slovaks won a canoe slalom three gold. Previously, the owner of the highest Olympic award was the canoeist Michal Martikan.
The third (or fourth, if we consider Isakov medal) Russia won bronze August 15 weightlifter Nadezhda Nadezhda Yevstyukhina serving weight up to 75 kilograms. Gold medal was won by Chinese Cao Lei. Another Chinese - Wen tone - judokas won the competition in weight over 78 kilograms. A 25th gold medal of the 2008 Olympics to China brought weightlifter Yong Lu, speaking at a weight of 85 kilograms.
Russian Bair Badenov Archer won the bronze medal in the individual event. In the final, the Ukrainian Viktor Ruban met and Pak Ken Mo of South Korea. Ruban won the third gold medal of the Ukrainian team at the Beijing Olympics.
Another gold in its national sport - Judo - Japanese won. Satoshi Ishii, in the 1/4 finals medalist who defeated two previous Olympics Russians Tmenova Tamerlane, was the winner in the weight category of 100 kilograms. Now Japan's six gold medals. The same is Italy and South Korea. Russia has still half. Meanwhile, competition in Greco-Roman wrestling, in which our Olympians have won all of their gold medals have been completed.
In the women's doubles badminton competition took first place Chinese woman Jin Du and Yang Yu, the UK team on track won gold in the team sprint, Pole Tomasz Majewski became the Olympic champion in the shot put, and in the women's ten thousand meters Tirunesh Dibaba won Ethiopia. Russians in any of these subjects did not get medals.
On Saturday, August 16, at the Olympic Games will play 30 sets of medals. The main event of the day will be men stometrovka. The main contenders for gold is considered to be world record holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica, his compatriot Asafa Powell and American Tyson Gay.
The Russians have to win on Saturday at least one gold medal. Three of the four semifinalists women's singles tennis tournament represent our country. Vera Zvonareva and Elena Dementieva will compete for a ticket to the finals together. In the other semifinal, Dinara Safina, who beat top-ranked Jelena Jankovic, and the Chinese Na Li. To the victory of the Chinese at the Beijing Games, we have become accustomed to, but this is not the case. Probably.
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