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August 28, 2004

Ukraine in the Olympics

I came across a list of the medals won by various countries today, and was pleased to see how well Ukraine is doing. (And of course, happy that the US is currently in the top position!)

To summarize Ukraine's medal status:

August 28
Men's 66kg Freestyle (Wrestling) Gold: Elbrus Tedeyev
Women's High Jump Bronze: Viktoriya Styopina

August 27
Men's K4 500m Bronze: Team

August 26
Open Double Handed Dinghy Silver: Team

August 25
Women's 400m Hurdles Bronze: Tetiana Tereshchuk-Antipova

August 24
Men's 105kg (Weightlifting) Bronze: Igor Razoronov
Women's 100m Hurdles Silver: Olena Krasovska

August 23
Women's 48kg Freestyle (Wrestling) Gold: Irini Merleni
Men's Parallel Bars Gold: Valeri Goncharov

August 22
Women's Quadruple Sculls Bronze: Team
Men's Quadruple Sculls Bronze: Team

August 21
Women's Keelboat Silver: Team
Men's Team Archery Bronze: Ukraine
Men's Trampoline Gold: Yuri Nikitin

August 20
Men's 100m Butterfly Bronze: Andriy Serdinov

August 18
Women's 63kg (Weight lifting) Gold: Natalya Skakun
Men's Shot Put Gold: Yuriy Bilonog

August 17
Men's -81kg Silver: Roman Gontyuk
Women's 200m Individual Medley Gold: Yana Klochkova

August 15
Women's 10m Air pistol Gold: Olena Kostevych

August 14
Women's 400m Individual Medley Gold: Yana Klochkova
Men's Sabre Bronze: Vladislav Tretiak


I was surprised to see that this information is from Darren Rowse of The Living Room--and this Athens Olympic Games Blog is run by him. Interesting. Darren's was one of the blogs I read pretty regularly before I started blogging.

Updated August 28.

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So what exactly is the "trampoline" sport, and why did I never get to play it? Sounds like fun.

Posted by: Paul Baxter at August 21, 2004 11:23 PM

thanks for the link Tulip Girl - glad you found it! :-)

Posted by: Darren at August 22, 2004 12:52 PM

Oh, my gosh. I love the trampoline. It's my favorite thing in the olympics now. Think gymnastics type tumbling, only in the air. There's a lot to think about and it looks really hard, yet really fun. You have to maintain height in your jumps, you have to stay within a box printed on the trampoline. You have to complete a certain amount of moves. It's pretty impressive, and I think has a significant amount of danger involved.

Posted by: Anne Basso at August 22, 2004 11:07 PM

And best of all (for us vaguely nationalistic types), two of the medals (judo and one of the boat-type things - sorry for imprecision, heard it on the radio while half-asleep) came from last-minute defeats of the Poles.
"Jeszcze Polska nie zginela, ale zginac musi/Jeszcze Polak Ukraincom bedzie czyscic buty"
That's a play on the national anthems of both countries, both of which begin on the optimistic note "(Insert country name) has not yet perished." In this case: "Poland has not yet perished, but it must/one day the Poles will polish the Ukrainians' shoes."
There's also "Poland has not perished yet, but it's beginning to smell a bit..."

Posted by: The Liberal Media at August 25, 2004 04:17 PM

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