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That’s seven short of Ukraine’s result in the 2008 summer Olympics held in Beijing, but still respectable considering the nation as of mid-day Aug. 12 ranked around 14th in the gold medal ranking. At the London games, Ukraine’s athletes had mustered six gold, five silver and nine bronze medals.

In the last hours of the London Olympic games on Aug. 12, Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko won his second
straight Olympic boxing gold medal
in the lightweight category with a 19-9
victory over South Korea’s Han Soon-chul.

Also on Aug. 12, Ukrainian Valerii Andriitsev picked up a silver medal in the men’s 96 kilogram freestyle wrestling. 

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