Olympic Games: Medalists from Ukraine

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Ukrainian team at the London Olympics 2012

So the Olympic Games in London has ended. In general team classification victory was gained by USA  team, which won 104 medals (46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze), second place got Chinese national team with 88 medals (38 gold, 27 silver, 23 bronze) and in the third place is the hosts of the Olympics - Great Britain team with 65 medals (29 gold, 17 silver, 19 bronze). At the Olympic Games in London Ukrainian team won 20 medals (6 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze), thus taking the 14th place in the overall team standings.

Ukrainian medalists:

GOLD

Yana Shemyakina
 Yana Shemyakina - Fencing ( Epee)
Kateryna Tarasenko, Natalia Dovgodko, Anastasia Kozhenkova and Yana Dementieva
Kateryna Tarasenko, Natalia Dovgodko, Anastasia  Kozhenkova and  Yana Dementieva - Rowing
Aleksey Torohtiy
 Aleksey Torohtiy - Weightlifting (weight up to 105 kg)
Yuriy Cheban
Yuriy Cheban -  Canoe Sprint (200 m)
Alexander Usik
 Alexander Usik - Boxing (Weight up to 91kg)
Vasyl Lomachenko
Vasyl Lomachenko - Boxing (Weight up to 60kg)

SILVER

 Inna Osipenko-Radomskaya
 Inna Osipenko-Radomskaya -   Canoe Sprint 500 m
 Inna Osipenko-Radomskaya
Inna Osipenko-Radomskaya - Canoe Sprint 200 m
 Alexander Pyatnica
  Alexander Pyatnica - Athletics ( Javelin Throw)
 Dennis Berinchik
 Dennis Berinchik - Boxing (Weight up to 64kg)
 Valery Andreytsev
Valery Andreytsev -  Wrestling. Freestyle (Weight up to 96 кг)

BRONZE

Elena Kostevich
 Elena Kostevich - Shooting. Air Pistol. 10 m
Elena Kostevich
 Elena Kostevich - Shooting. Air Pistol. 25 m
Yulia Kalina
 Yulia Kalina - Weightlifting (Weight up to 58 kg)
Olga Harlan
 Olga Harlan - Fencing (Saber)
Olga Saladuha
 Olga Saladuha - Athletics (Triple Jump)
Igor Radivilov
 Igor Radivilov - Artistic  Gymnastics (Vault)
Olesya Povh, Christina Stuy, Mary Remen and Elizabeth Bryzgina
Olesya Povh, Christina Stuy, Mary Remen and Elizabeth Bryzgina - Athletics (4x100 meters Relay)
Taras Shelestuk
Taras Shelestuk - Boxing (Weight up to 69kg)
Alexander Gvozdik
 Alexander Gvozdik - Boxing (Weight up to 81kg)

If we look more deeply at the Olympics, you can see a lot of things: painful judicial errors and prejudice of judges to particular countries and athletes, as well as the athletes errors, which nullified the years of training and  denied their chance to fight for a desired Olympic gold.  Also can not forget the tears and  disappointment of the athletes who  stopped for just one step to the podium, and probably the most offensive,  is a confusion of sportsmen who got second place, being the closest to the gold medal, but didn't get it.

tears of the Olympic Games in London 2012

Its impossible to forget  Victoria Pendleton's tears - British  Cycling (Track) legend - who lost the Sprint final, and many others, whose dream  has not realized. But apart from the sad moments there were many tears of joy: ser Chris Hoy - six-time Olympic champion in the sprint and keyrine Cycling (Track) , Ruta Melitutte - 15 years  swimmer from Lithuania, Felix Sanchez - 34-year old runner who won the 400 meters race , Jessica Ennis - National Star in Heptathlon and smiles and unforgettable emotions of the athletes, who were standing on the podiums, sang hymns of their countries, and wrote their names with a gold letters  into the sport's history , becoming Olympic champions.

smiles of the Olympic Games in London 2012

The lightning man - Usain Bolt once again has pleased everybody - he leaving no chance to his opponents on the distances 100m and 200m, and Jamaica team in 4 x 100 meters relay has also established a new world record. In addition on the Olympics in London appeared a new Legend of the Olympic Games. The American swimmer Michael Phelps became  the most famous athlete in sport's history, he won 4 gold and 2 silver medals at the Olympics in London, including 16 medals which he won at the Olympics in Beijing and Athens, he collected 22 (18 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze ) Olympic medals, and thus broke the record for the famous Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina - 18 medals (9 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze). Also admirable at the Olympic Games in London was participation of the South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius - a man with artificial limbs, which, think about it, qualified to the semifinals in the 400 meters distance, any healthy person can envy of the will of this athlete. A lot of emotions brought us the Olympics in London, but as we know everything ends,  and London gave Olympic relay to   Rio-de-Janeiro, where in 2016  again we will be able to feel the spirit of struggle and the will to win, to see tears of joy and  disappointment, you will see the shining smile of new heroes - new Olympic Champions! We hope very much that some of them will be ours, Ukrainian athletes.  But now we thank all our athletes for their victory at the London Olympics in 2012 and wish them continued success.

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    Rojer - 15.12.2012, 03:43
    Ukrainian is great nation and they deserve that medals!
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