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Nine Medals For Belarus In Rio, PHOTO, VIDEO

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games closed with a spectacular show on Sunday night. Though this greatest sports event is over, the memories and the legacy of these 16 magical days will live on.

We decided to recall the moments when Belarusians rejoiced the victories of their athletes — not numerous, but always amazing!

GOLD in men’s trampoline — Uladzislau Hancharou

2016 Rio Olympics - Trampoline Gymnastics - Final - Men's Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Uladzislau Hancharou (BLR) of Belarus competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2KLBI

The long-awaited gold medal was won by 20-year-old Uladzislau Hancharou. The Belarusian was so stunning that he actually surpassed TWO Chinese atheletes in the final!

This is the first gold Belarus has got at Rio Olympics and the first gold the country has ever won in this discipline since it was included into the list of Olympic disciplines in 2000.

SILVER in weighlifting — Darya Naumova

2016 Rio Olympics - Weightlifting - Final - Women's 75kg - Riocentro - Pavilion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12/08/2016. Darya Naumava (BLR) of Belarus competes. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTSN0BP

The Belarusian weightlifter Darya Naumova opened the medal scor for Belarus with a silver.

2016 Rio Olympics - Weightlifting - Women's 75kg Victory Ceremony - Riocentro - Pavilion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12/08/2016. Darya Naumava (BLR) of Belarus poses with her medal. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTSN13H

She lifted a combined weight of 261 kg.

SILVER in weighlifting — Vadzim Straltsou

2016 Rio Olympics - Weightlifting - Final - Men's 94kg - Riocentro - Pavilion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Vadzim Straltsou (BLR) of Belarus competes. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2KM9V

Vadzim Straltsou, the current world champion weightlifter, won a silver medal in the category of up to 94kg.

He lifted 175kg in the snatch and 220kg in clean and jerk. In total, the Belarusian athlete lifted 395kg.

2016 Rio Olympics - Weightlifting - Men's 94kg Victory Ceremony - Riocentro - Pavilion 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Vadzim Straltsou (BLR) of Belarus, Sourab Moradi (IRI) of Iran, and Aurimas Didzbalis (LTU) of Lithuania pose with their medals. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2KMO8

“I knew that the whole country is waiting for an Olympic medal, so I put in every effort to take it. Thanks to everyone who cheers for our team and is happy for us!”, he said in an interview after the victory.

SILVER in wrestling — Maryia Mamashuk

2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Final - Women's Freestyle 63 kg Gold Medal - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/08/2016. Maria Mamashuk (BLR) of Belarus and Risako Kawai (JPN) of Japan compete. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2LWJ5

23-year-old Maryia Mamashuk won silver in Olympic freestyle 63 kilogram wrestling. She brought Belarus 6th medal of the Olympiad.

2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Victory Ceremony - Women's Freestyle 63 kg Victory Ceremony - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/08/2016. (L-R) Maria Mamashuk (BLR) of Belarus, Risako Kawai (JPN) of Japan, Yekaterina Larionova (KAZ) of Kazakhstan and Monika Michalik (POL) of Poland pose with their medals. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2LWM9Maryia, who made her Olympic debut in Rio, is the winner of 2016 European Wrestling Championships and bronze medalist at the First European Games in 2015.

SILVER in hammer throw — Ivan Tsikhan

2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Final - Men's Hammer Throw Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 19/08/2016. Ivan Tikhon (BLR) of Belarus reacts. REUTERS/Phil Noble FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2M6PM

Ivan Tsikhan won silver in hammer throw with the result 77.79m.

Ivan Tsikhan missed the 2012 Olympics after a sample he had given during the 2004 Athens games was retested and found to contain a banned substance. He began a two-year ban in late 2012, returning to competition in 2015.

BRONZE in swimming — Aliaksandra Herasimenia

2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Women's 50m Freestyle Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Pernille Blume (DEN) of Denmark, Simone Manuel (USA) of USA and Aliaksandra Herasimenia (BLR) of Belarus pose with their medals. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2KNF9

Aliaksandra Herasimenia won a bronze in women’s 50m freestyle.

The 30 year-old athlete qualified for the final from the last, 8th, semifinal place but sailed for bronze in the final clocking 24.11 seconds, only 0.04 seconds slower than winner from Denmark Pernille Blume.

BRONZE in wrestling — Javid Hamzatau

2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Final - Men's Greco-Roman 85 kg Bronze - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 15/08/2016. Nikolay Bayryakov (BUL) of Bulgaria and Javid Hamzatov (BLR) of Belarus compete. REUTERS/Toru Hanai FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2L1L3

Javid Hamzatau was awarded a bronze in Men’s Greco-Roman wrestling in the category of up to 85kg.

2016 Rio Olympics - Wrestling - Final - Men's Greco-Roman 85 kg Bronze - Carioca Arena 2 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 15/08/2016. Javid Hamzatov (BLR) of Belarus celebrates winning the bronze medal after his victory against Nikolay Bayryakov (BUL) of Bulgaria. REUTERS/Issei Kato FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTX2L1N2

BRONZE in canoe sprint — Women’s Kayak Team

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

Belarusian women’s kayak four claimed bronze in 500m distance.

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

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.

BRONZE in wrestling — Ibrahim Saidov

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

Heavyweight wrestler Ibrahim Saidov bagged bronze in men’s freestyle wrestling by leveling with Levan Berianidze of Armenia 2-2 and won on criteria.

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

He brough Belarus 9th and last medal of the Olympics.