Last-minute performances boost Ukraine's 2012 Olympic medal count to 20 (updated)
Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk reacts after his fight against Russia's Artur Beterbiev during the men's quarterfinal heavyweight 91-kilogram boxing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Aug. 5 in London. Usyk wrapped up a flashy performance at the games by winning a gold medal late on Aug. 11. During the Olympic games, Usyk and fellow Ukrainian boxing teammate Denys Berinchyk performed "Hopak" dances and had their hair chopped into scalp locks, haircuts worn by Kozaks, or Ukrainian warriors from medieval times who fought against Czarist, Polish and Tatar oppression. (AP)
In a flurry of strong, last-minute performances during the final two days of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Ukraine picked up seven medals, boosting its total medal count to 20.
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