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The Day of Long-Awaited Success
6.08.2012 09:38
The Day of Long-Awaited Success
Tatiana Petrova-Arkhipova. Source: http://www.golos-ameriki.ru/section/olympic-games-london-2012/3155.html

On Sunday, August 5, Russian wrestler Roman Vlasov ended his country’s three-day wait for a gold medal with victory in the men’s 74 kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling. Roman managed to make a 3-0 win over Arsen Julfalakyan of Armenia, who was seeking his nation’s first gold since 1996.

      Aleksandr Kazakevic of Lithuania and Emin Ahmedov of Azerbaijan received bronze medals. Another medal in wrestling for Russia was grabbed by wrestler Mingiyan Semenov, who won the bronze in the men's 55 kilogram Greco-Roman category. In the fight for the third place Semenov beat Choi Gyujin of South Korea 3-1.

      Russian sportswomen also had an opportunity to show their powers on Sunday. Russian weightlifter Tatiana Kashirina took the silver medal in the women’s unlimited weight category. The final record-breaking duel took place between Tatiana and her old rival, China’s Zhou Lulu, who beat the Russian to gold at last year’s world championships.

      Kashirina managed to broke Zhou’s year-old world record with her total of 332 kg but failed a final lift that would have given her gold. The Chinese weightlifter is the winner, Kashirina is on the second place, the third is Armenia’s Hripsime Khurshudyan.

      Also on Sunday, Russia's Denis Ablayzin won the bronze in the men's gymnastics floor exercises. Kohei Uchimura of Japan took the silver. He and Ablyazin had the same score of 15.800, but the judges gave the silver to the Japanese gymnast for better execution. Zou Kai of China took the gold defending his Olympic gold title of the Olympics 2008 in Beijing.

      Russian gymnast Maria Paseka won the bronze with 15.050 points in the women's vault on Sunday. The Olympic gold went to Romania's Sandra Izbasa, scored 15.191 points, and the silver medal went to McKayla Maroney of the United States, who failed her second attempt but still received generous 15.083 for the second place.

      Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia beat American pair Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in a highly-strung women’s doubles tennis match for the Olympic bronze.

      The American veterans started the fight with the certain lead but then went to a 6-4, 4-6, 1-6 defeat.

      Russia's Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova took the bronze in a rainy London Olympic marathon on Sunday, taking great efforts to outrun several strong African marathoners. She had led in some early stages and won bronze in 2:23:29. Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana won the golden medal on 2:23:7, Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo was just five seconds back for silver.

      All Countries General Medal Table




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Olympics 2012 Olympic Games 2012 Russian sportsmen Russian sportswomen Russian tennis 

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