Gymnasts win gold in Rio to guarantee Russia 4th in overall standings

Russia Today

21 Aug, 2016 18:21

Russia’s women’s team all-around rhythmic gymnasts have won gold in their event to guarantee Russia a fourth place finish in the overall medal standings.

The team of Anastasia Bliznyuk, Anastasia Tatareva, Maria Tolkacheva, Anastasia Maksimova and Vera Biriukova earned 36.233 points to claim top prize. The silver medal went to Spain with Bulgaria claiming bronze.

Russia have now won the event in five straight Olympic Games: at Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and now at Rio in 2016.

Thanks to their latest victory, Team Russia finished fourth ahead of Germany in the unofficial table of overall medals won.

The final day of the Olympics saw 12 medals up for grabs, Germany only have the chance of victory in the mountain-biking event.

In all, Russian athletes won 54 medals: 18 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze; Germany have 42 medals: 17 gold, 10 silver and 15 bronze. In the event of the countries having the same number of gold medals, the advantage will be go to Russia as they have more silver medals.

In the current overall medal standings, the USA has finished first, second place has gone to Great Britain and with China in third.


Wrestling and boxing bring Russia 2 last medals at Rio Olympics

Russia Today

21 Aug, 2016 19:24


Russia has finished the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with 56 medals in total: 19 gold, 18 silver and 19 bronze, to put it in the fourth place in an unofficial medal table rating.

Russian wrestler Soslan Ramonov won last Rio gold medal for his home country in the men’s freestyle at 65kg.

In the final, the two-time Russian champion beat Toghrul Asgarov from Azerbaijan by a score of 4:0.

Ramonov, 25, who is a world champion of 2014 and bronze world medalist of 2015, grabbed his first career Olympic medal.

Boxer Mikhail Aloyan has earned silver for Russia in the men’s 52kg flyweight final.

Aloyan boxed Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan in the gold medal match, with each looking to become their country’s first champion in the category.

Both boxers were cut during the match, Zoirov from a clash of heads in the first round and then Aloyan in the second round.

As a result of the cut, Aloyan resorted to swinging wildly but the Uzbek fighter kept his composure and boxed intelligently on the back foot.

Going into the third round it was all square at one round apiece but it was the Uzbek who saw the fight out with clever boxing on the outside to win gold by a razor thin decision.

In winning silver, Aloyan grabbed the fifth boxing medal for Team Russia in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and his personal second Olympic medal. He previously earned bronze in London 2012.


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