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At the Olympics is the penultimate day of competition

August 23 2008

Today in Beijing, started 15 th, the penultimate day of competition. Will be played 32 sets of awards. In the team event while Russia ranked fourth, trailing by only one medal from the team of Great Britain.

Olympic Day began today at six o'clock in the morning, when at the start of competitions in mountain biking came women, among which two Russian women - Vera Andreeva, Irina Kalenteva. Recall that Kalenteva is the current world champion and has won the third place, receiving a bronze medal. In men's competition will perform mantinbayku Yury Trofimov.

At 08:00 started the final match of the Olympic soccer tournament. In the fight for gold medals will join teams of Argentina and Nigeria. This finale is a repetition of the final Olympic Games-1996, when victory was celebrated Africans.

At 11:00 will begin competition in the pool - a group sinhronistok submit arbitrary programs. Russian female athletes, who flawlessly performed the technical program, a strong lead. Along with the competition in synchronized swimming finals will be held at the Women's Taekwondo in the weight category up to 67 pounds and men in the weight category up to 80 kilograms. Russians in the form of the Olympic program was not provided.

At 11:30 am on the rowing channel will be played the last six sets of medals in rowing. Russian athletes will participate in four finals - Anton Ryahov will fight for gold in the kayak race of single women in the final kayak single act Salakhova Juliana, in a canoe lone fight for the medals to lead Maxim Opalev, and the duo Sergey Ulegin - Alexander Kostoglod participate in the distribution of prizes in the race canoe-twos.

In all team sports, both male and female, for the gold medals will fight only female handball team. It will be on site at 11:45. Wards Eugene Trefilova in the fight for gold will meet with Norwegian handball. Recall that these teams met in the finals of last year's world championship, and then our girls have won.

At 14:00 will begin competition in rhythmic gymnastics individual gold. We believe that our girls would confirm its high class and will allow their fans to celebrate the regular planned gold.

Very rich and interesting program is planned today at athletes. The men in the javelin perform Ilya Korotkov, but its very low personal record is unlikely to be Russian citizen to join the fight for medals. But in the high jump for women made by just three Russians, and each of them can claim the gold. Starting from 15:00 Russians will cheer for our athletes: Yelena Slesarenko, Svetlana and Anna Shkolin Chicherovu. Serious competition for our girls will be Croat Blanka Vlasic.

In the final race at 5000 meters for men of Russian participants not. In the women's 1500 meters for women our country is Anna Alminova, however, the general opinion of experts, Russian women are unlikely to participate in the allocation of seats on the podium.

In the evening, will host two relay 4x400 meters - both men and women. The Russian team will take part in both races. After yesterday's sensational victory of our girls in the 4x100 meters relay would like to believe that today the Russian athletes will compete for top places.

At 16:00 the men will compete in jumping from a ten towers. Hopefully, the world champion Gleb Galperin of Russia will be able to win another medal.

Today in five weight classes of the eleven Olympic tournament ends boxers.At 17:20 into the ring rises Rahim Chakhkiev to a battle against Italian Clemente Russo determine the Olympic champion in the weight category up to 91 pounds. Today was supposed to enter the ring one more Russian - Georgy Balakshin, but on Friday the last seconds of losing a semifinal bout Cuban Andris Luff Hernandez. Nevertheless, Balakshin won the bronze medal of the Games-2008 in the weight category up to 51 pounds.

In the men's table tennis tournament and the finals in the women's basketball and volleyball tournaments, our athletes, unfortunately, are not represented, Vesti reports.

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