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RF track & field athletes win more gold medals than in other sports

August 13, 2012, 5:32 UTC+3

Russian track and field athletes also won four silver and six bronze medals

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LONDON, August 13 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian track and field athletes have won more gold medals in the Russian national team than Russian athletes in other Olympic events. The Russian team of athletics, which is considered as “the queen of sports”, has won eight out of 24 gold medals of the Russian Olympic team.

Russian gold medallists in athletics are Ivan Ukhov, Anna Chicherova (both in high jump), Sergei Kirdyapkin, Yelena Lashmanova (both in race walk), Maria Savinova (800m), Yulia Zaripova (3000m steeplechase), Natalia Antyukh (400m hurdles), Tatiana Lysenko (hammer throw).

Russian track and field athletes also won four silver and six bronze medals.

The wrestling team is ranked second in this list with four gold, two silver and five bronze medals. Dzhamal Otarsultanov (55kg freestyle), Roman Vlasov (74kg Greco-Roman), Alan Khugayev (84kg Greco-Roman) and Natalia Vorobyeva (72kg freestyle).

The judoists won three gold medals, namely Arsen Galstyan (60kg), Mansur Isayev (73kg), Tagir Khaibulayev (100kg). The judoists also won one silver medal and one bronze medal.

Russia won two gold medals in rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming each (another silver medal in rhythmic gymnastics). In the Russian rhythmic gymnastics team Yevgeniya Kanayeva won the gold medal in the individual all-around event, Ksenia Dudkina, Ulyana Donskova, Anastasia Bliznyuk, Alina Makarenko, Anastasia Nazarenko and Karolina Sevastyanova won the gold medal in the team event, in synchronized swimming Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina won the gold medal in duets and Anastasia Davydova, Maria Gromova, Natalia Ishchenko, Elvira Khasyanova, Darya Korobova, Alexandra Patskevich, Svetlana Romashina and Anzhelika Timanina won the gold medal in the team event.

Russia has won by one gold medal in boxing, canoe sprint, diving, artistic gymnastics and men’s volleyball. Yegor Mekhontsev (boxing, 81kg light heavy), Yuri Postrigai and Alexander Dyachenko (kayak double (K2), 200m), Ilya Zakharov (diving, 3m springboard), Aliya Mustafina (artistic gymnastics, uneven bars) and the men’s volleyball team won the gold medals.

Russia did not win gold medals in badminton (bronze medal), basketball (bronze medal), handball, road cycling (two bronze medals), fencing (two silver and one bronze medals), trampoline (silver medal), shooting (bronze medal), swimming (two silver and two bronze medals), tennis (silver medal and bronze medal), taekwondo (two bronze medals), weightlifting (five silver medals and bronze medal) and modern pentathlon.

The Russian Olympic team ranked fourth in the Olympic medal count with 82 medals, including 24 gold medals, 25 silver medals and 33 bronze medals.

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