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The Olympic Games in London came to the end. And how have the countries of the Eastern Partnership stacked up against others? It seems that quite well: 54 medals in total, including 11 golds.
In addition, Aaron Bycoffe, Jay Boice and Andrei Scheinkman from Huffington Post made a thought-provoking comparison. Besides a classic review “medal per country”, they showed how the economic potential and population size of a state translate into sport achievements of its sport representation. When we consider country’s GDP or number of citizens, such powers as the usual leaders – US, China, UK or Russia – disappear from the picture and we see, apart from the outright winners (Grenada and Jamaica), Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Moldova coming forth. Ukraine modestly takes a similar rank within all three categories.
Furthermore, perhaps The Guardian will soon update its comparison of the number of medals to the number ofathletes in each team.
Back to medals per countries – as a gender division seems to be of the utmost importance in sport, we are keeping it in mind while presenting the EaP ranking. We also hope that no more athletes are going to be stripped of their medals:
women - 10 medals (gold: individual epee, quadruple sculls; silver: kayak single 200m, kayak single 500m; bronze: 10m air pistol, 25m pistol, triple jump, 4 x 100m relay, individual sabre and weightlifting 58kg);
men – 10 medals (gold in weightlifting 105kg, canoe single 200m, lightweight 60kg and heavyweight 91kg; silver: javelin throw, welterweight 64kg, swimming freestyle; bronze: boxing welterweight 69kg, boxing light heavyweight 81kg, vault).
plus 1 gold for mixed doubles in tennis.
men – 8 medals (gold: 60kg freestyle wrestling, 84kg freestyle wrestling; silver: wrestling - 55kg Greco-Roman; bronze: heavyweight 91kg, super heavyweight +91kg, weightlifting 56kg, 74kg Greco-Roman wrestling, 96kg freestyle wrestling).
men – 7 medals (gold: judo 66kg; silver: 60kg Greco-Roman wrestling, 55kg freestyle wrestling, 120kg freestyle wrestling and bronze: 66kg Greco-Roman wrestling, 84kg freestyle wrestling, 96kg freestyle wrestling ).
women – 1 medal (bronze: weightlifting +75kg);
women – 1 medal (bronze: weightlifting 53kg);
men – 1 medal (bronze weightlifting 94kg).