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Belarus Adds Two Bronze Medals Before Last Day Of Olympics

Belarus has approached the last day of the Olympic medals with two new medals. Bronze awards were won by Ibrahim Saidov in wrestling and women’s kayak four.

Heavyweight wrestler Ibrahim Saidov bagged bronze in men’s freestyle wrestling by leveling with Levan Berianidze of Armenia 2-2 and won on criteria. He brough Belarus 9th medal of the Olympics.

2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Final - Men's Freestyle 125 kg Bronze - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 20/08/2016. The referee raises the hand of Ibragim Saidov (BLR) of Belarus after his victory against Levan Berianidze (ARM) of Armenia. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2MCPQ

This is the third award of Belarusian wrestlers at 2016 Summer Olympics. Belarus has not won so much in the discipline since the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.

2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Final - Men's Freestyle 125 kg Bronze - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 20/08/2016. Levan Berianidze (ARM) of Armenia reacts after the match against Ibragim Saidov (BLR) of Belarus. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2MCQ2

Earlier that day women’s kayak four claimed bronze in 500m distance. The quartet consisting of Nadezhda Liapeshka, Maryna Litvinchuk, Volha Khudzenka and Margarita Makhneva showed the final result of 1:33.908 following Germany and Hungary.

2016 Rio Olympics - Canoe Sprint - Preliminary - Women's Kayak Four (K4) 500m - Heats - Lagoa Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 19/08/2016. Marharyta Makhneva (BLR) of Belarus, Nadzeya Liapeshka (BLR) of Belarus, Volha Khudzenka (BLR) of Belarus, Maryna Litvinchuk (BLR) of Belarus compete.  REUTERS/Murad Sezer FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.   - RTX2M0YQ

The final standings in the discipline was exactly the same as at 2012 last Olympic Games in London.

2016 Rio Olympics - Canoe Sprint - Victory Ceremony - Women's Kayak Four (K4) 500m - Victory Ceremony - Lagoa Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 20/08/2016. Marharyta Makhneva (BLR) of Belarus, Nadzeya Liapeshka (BLR) of Belarus, Volha Khudzenka (BLR) of Belarus and Maryna Litvinchuk (BLR) of Belarus celebrate their bronze medals. REUTERS/Murad Sezer  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.   - RTX2M9JI

These victories have put Belarus on 40th place in medal standings before the last day of the Olympics. Team Belarus won 1 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals in Rio.