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Six More Medals in Russian Olympic Coinbox
4.08.2012 20:29
Six More Medals in Russian Olympic Coinbox
Dmitry Ushakov. Source: http://federacia.ru/news/federacia4/index2012/08/04/3399.html

Russia’s Dmitry Ushakov won silver in the men's trampoline on Friday giving way to China’s Dong Dong. China’s reigning champion Lu Chunlong took the bronze.

      Both Dong's and Ushakov's jumps were flawless, but Dong set himself the most difficult program and it paid off, giving him a score of 62.990, more than a point higher than Ushakov.

      Russian judoka Aleksander Mikhailin, he reigining European champion and a three-time world champion, was trying his best to win the fourth gold medal for Russian in judo but failed to defeat French judoka Teddy Riner in the men's +100 kilograms category. Riner, a bronze medalist in Beijing four years ago and a six-time world champion, won by waza-ari. The bronze medals went to German Andreas Toelzer and Brazil's Rafael Silva.

      Also on Friday, in the women’s 75 kilogram weightlifting, Svetlana Podobedova won Olympic gold for Kazakhstan by the narrowest of margins Friday, edging out Russia’s Natalya Zabolotnaya.

      Podobedova and Zabolotnaya both broke the Olympic record with totals of 291kg, but Podobedova, who was born in Russia and represented that country until 2006, won by virtue of a lighter body weight.

      In the women's 200 meters backstroke final, Russian swimmer Anastasia Zueva took the silver in a close race for second in 2:05.92, with Elizabeth Biesel of the United States claiming the bronze half a second back. The first place was occupied by America's 17-year-old swimming sensation Missy Franklin, who smashed the world record winning in in 2:4.06.

      Another Russian swimmer, Evgeny Korotyshkin claimed the silver along with South Africa's Chad le Clos in the men's 100 meters butterfly final. The gold went to American Olympic living legend, Michael Phelps, clocked 51.21 to take his 17th career gold medal.

      Another Russian weightlifter, Apti Aukhadov, lost because of his weight this Friday. In the men's 85kg category, he and Adrian Zielinski of Poland both scored a total of 385kg, but the Pole was awarded the gold because he weighs 130 grams less. Aukhadov is on the second place with the silver, and Iran's Kianoush Rostami claimed bronze with a total of 380kg.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Olympics 2012 Olympic Games 2012 Russian judo Russian swimmers  

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