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Ukrainian Women Bring Home the Olympic Medals

3. August 2012 by Dasha 0 Comments

Today marks the seventh day of the 2012 Olympic Games, and Ukraine has so far won a total of six medals – two gold and four bronze. Interestingly, Ukraine’s women athletes are responsible for all of the nation’s wins. Here’s what the ladies have won so far:

Fencing, Women’s Individual Epee (Gold)
Yana Shemyakina

Yana Shemyakina, 26, took home the gold after defeating Germany’s Britta Heidemann on Monday. The win marked Ukraine’s first gold medal in the London Games.


Fencing, Women’s Individual Sabre (Bronze)
Olga Kharlan

Olga, 21, took home a bronze on Wednesday after losing to Russia’s Sofya Velikaya. Jiyeon Kim, of Korea, won gold, while Russia earned the silver.


Rowing, Women’s Quadruple Sculls (Gold)
Team Ukraine

Kateryna Tarasenko, 24, Nataliya Dovgodko, 21, Anastasia Kozhenkova, 26, and Yana Dementieva, 33, made history Wednesday by becoming the first Ukrainian team to win Olympic gold in rowing. The women defeated Germany with a winning time of 6 minutes, 35.93 seconds.


Shooting, Women’s 10m Air Pistol (Bronze)
Shooting, Women’s 25m Pistol (Bronze)
Olena Kostevych

Ukraine’s Olena Kostevych, 27, won two bronze medals this week, one on Sunday and one on Wednesday.


Weightlifting, Women’s 58kg (Bronze)
Yuliya Kalina

Yuliya Kalina, 23, lifted her way to a bronze medal on Monday with a total of 235kg. China’s Xueying Li won gold with 246 kg, while Thailand’s Pimsiri Sirikaew earned silver with 236kg.



Ukraine's female athletes are set to compete in several more Olympic events. Check to see who's competing today. How many more medals will the lovely ladies of Ukraine bring home for their country?