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22 Aug 2016

Belarus ends Rio Games with nine medals

Belarus ends Rio Games with nine medalsMINSK, 22 August (BelTA) – Freestyle wrestler Ibragim Saidov won Belarus’ final medal, a bronze, as the country finished the Rio Games 2016 with a total of nine medals, BelTA has learned.

Vladislav Goncharov claimed the Olympic champion title with gold in trampolining. Silver medals were brought to Belarus by weightlifters Darya Naumova and Vadim Streltsov, Maria Mamoshuk (wrestling), and Ivan Tikhon (athletics). Bronze medals were won by wrestlers Javid Hamzatov and Ibragim Saidov, swimmer Aleksandra Gerasimenya and K4 team of Margarita Makhneva, Nadezhda Lepeshko, Olga Khudenko and Marina Litvinchuk.

The most successful Olympics for Belarus were the 2008 Beijing Games where the country won 18 (four gold, five silver and nine bronze) medals. Belarus claimed 15 (1, 6, 8) medals at Atlanta Games 1996, 17 (3, 3, 11) medals at Sydney 2000, 13 (2, 5, 6) medals at Athens 2004, and 12 (2, 5, 5) medals at London 2012.Belarus ends Rio Games with nine medals

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