Last-minute performances boost Ukraine's 2012 Olympic medal count to 20 (updated)

Print version
Aug. 11, 2012, 11:59 p.m. | Sports — by Kyiv Post

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)
© (AP)

Kyiv Post

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.

Announcement To Readers

Since 1995, the Kyiv Post has been the world's window on Ukraine. Please support the newspaper’s quality, independent journalism with a digital subscription. Subscribers receive unlimited access to all stories, archives and PDFs from the Kyiv Post's staff writers and news services.
More info.

12 months
1 month
$50.00Pay $20.00Pay
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2016 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.