Women make up half of all medal events now, and 40 per cent of all registered weightlifters in the United States, the nation with the most members, are female

Belarus, left, were beaten by Slovenia, right, to Pyeongchang 2018 qualification 


Olena Anatolyevna Antonova (UkrainianОлена Анатольевна Антонова; born 16 June 1972) is a Ukrainian former discus thrower. She was born in Nikopol. [Wikipedia] 

Korostylov enjoyed a superb day of shooting to defeat rivals including four-time Olympic champion Jin Jong-oh in the 10 metres air pistol final.



A relaxed Elina Svitolina talks about the importance of listening to many opinions, the deliciousness of Ukrainian food, and the national spirit that helped her fight though her biggest clay court title at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.


<Ukraine's Yulia Kalina was the first athlete to be stripped of a medal.


Kazakhstan, the country with the worst doping record in weightlifting, and Belarus are the main reasons for the delay in fixing a start date for the bans. Other nations involved are Russia, who have 10 positive retests, Azerbaijan, five, Armenia, four, Turkey, Ukraine, China and Moldova, who all have three each.


"Moving forward, the chair has to be an independent person and Yelena Isinbayeva wasn’t as she was elected by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). 


A Jesuit from Zhytomyr studying in California will return home with an advanced degree – and one the country’s top Judo trophy’s.

As part of the deal, VTB will donate $1 million (£770,000/€909,000) to FIG which will be used on the promotion of gymnastics disciplines.

The announcement comes less than two weeks before world football's governing body holds its annual Congress in the Bahrain capital of Manama on May 11.


Photo: Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah


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