Belarus' Aliaksandr Makaranka competes during the men's 94-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in London.
LONDON (AP) — Two Ukrainian super heavyweights have joined the swelling ranks of weightlifters dropping out at the London Olympics.
Ukraine`s Olympic Committee says Svetlana Cherniavska has not recovered from an injury she received a month ago and cannot compete in the women's plus-75 kilogram competition Sunday.
It also says men's super heavyweight Artem Udachyn was injured in training and won't take part in the plus-105 kilogram competition on Tuesday.
Other dropouts from the weightlifting competition include Ukrainian Artem Ivanov and Russians Dmitry Klokov, Khadzhimurat Akkaev and Oxana Slivenko.