XXXI summer Olympic Games continue on August 8 has been played 14 sets of medals. Although the representatives of Russia were able to win five more awards at the end of the day the team did not move into seventh place.
At present our sportsmen are the winners of two gold, five silver and three bronze medals (first place in the ranking of the United States with five gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals). Pleased the fans with our fencers (sabre). Ian egorian and Sophia confidently walked the Great rivals met in the final. The fight for first place went on between them until the very end: when the score was 14:14 luck, egorian, she struck the final shot and became the Olympic champion. Great took second place on the podium.
Vladimir Maslennikov won the bronze in the air rifle shooting (10 metres). Throughout most of the finals he was the leader, but in the end gave way to the Italian Nicolo Campriani and Ukrainian Serhiy Kulish.
“Silver” in the General coin box was brought by the men’s team gymnastics (Ivan Stretovich, Nicholas Kuksenkov, David Belyavsky, Nikita Nagornyy, Denis Ablazin). In the pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar and floor exercise, the Russians scored 271,453 grade, only slightly beating the Chinese (271,122 points). The Japanese team confirmed the status of Olympic champion, earning 274,094 points.
Another award earned Yuliya Efimova. She was second in the final race for the 100 m breaststroke (1 min. to 5.5 sec.) Also the Olympic champion was American Lilly king. She showed the result of 1 min. 04,93 S. – a new Olympic record. Third place went to another American Katie Meili. The audience noticed that the U.S. did not congratulate our athlete nor at the end of the race or during the awards ceremony.
Another Olympic record set by American swimmer Ryan Murphy at a distance of 100 m on a back – 51,97 s. in order to become more international, and lacked quite a bit (51,94 C., owned by the American Aaron Piersol).
Walk to the Olympics
These days, the records set, not only athletes. So, the inhabitant of St.-Petersburg 59-year-old Sergei Lukyanov on foot arrived to Rio de Janeiro for 496 days. During this time he covered more than 18 thousand km He crossed China, Singapore, the plane made it to Chile, Argentina, and then passed, finally reached Brazil. On an average day he walked 40 kilometers. After the Olympics, he intends to pave your journey.