Russia

Number of Athletes: 463

Sports: Russia has athletes in all sports

Medal Prospects: basketball, handball, Yekaterina Volkova in 3000m steeplechase, Olga Kaniskina in 20km walk, Yelena Isinbayeva in the pole vault and Tatiana Lebedeva in long jump. Yury Borzakovsky. Yaroslav Rybakov in the high jump, Sergei Makarov in the javelin and pole vaulter Yevgeny Lukianenko. Russia also performs well in wrestling and shooting.

Athens Medals: Gold 27, Silver 27, Bronze 38, Total 92. Overall rank: 3

Alexey Tishchenko of Russia wins gold in boxing

Alexey Tishchenko of Russia has beat Daouda Sow of France 11-9, to win the gold medal in the boxing lightweight division (60kg).
Yordenis Ugas from Cuba and Hrachik Javakhyan of Armenia won bronze medals.

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The United States defeated Brazil 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-23 to win the gold medal in the men’s volleyball competition.
Russia defeated Italy to win the bronze medal.

Russia has won the gold medal in the group all-round rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing Olympics.
China won the silver medal and Belarus came third to grab the bronze.
Russia
ALIYCHUK Margarita
GAVRILENKO Anna
GORBUNOVA Tatiana
POSEVINA Elena
SHKURIKHINA Daria
ZUEVA Natalia
China
CAI Tongtong
CHOU Tao
LU Yuanyang
SUI Jianshuang
SUN Dan
ZHANG Shuo
Belarus
BABUSHKINA Olesya
IVANKOVA Anastasia
LUNINA Zinaida
MARTINOVICH Glafira
SANKOVICH Ksenia
TUMILOVICH Alina

Russia has won the bronze medal in the men’s volleyball, defeating Italy 25-22, 25-19, 25-23.
Brazil plays the United States to decide the gold medal. The game begins shortly.

The United States have defeated Australia 92-65 to win its fourth consecutive gold medal in women’s basketball. It is the third Olympics the U.S. played Australia in the final.
Russia defeated China 94-81 to win the bronze medal.

Australia’s Matthew Mitcham has stunned China by winning the gold medal in the men’s 10m platform diving. He performed a spectacular 112.10-point in the final round to win the gold. China have won five of the six diving golds at the Beijing Olympics.
China’s Luxin Zhou won the silver medal and Gleb Galperin from [...]

Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia has won the gold medal in the women’s all round rhythm gymnastics.
Inna Zhukova from Belarus won the silver medal and Anna Bessonova from Ukraine won the bronze.