Olympic Games-2012 in London: Republican merits
On July 27, Olympic Games -2012 are opened in London. The Bashkortostan Republic as a part of the Russian national team will be presented by nine sportsmen.
They are athletes Liliya Shobuhova, Grigory Andreev (both in marathon), Egor Nikolaev (men’s 1500 metres), swimmer Anton Anchin (200 metres backstroke), Elena Savelyeva (women’s boxing, 51 kg), in parallel offset — athletes of Bashkir fencing Renal Ganeev and Arthur Ahmathuzin (both in foil), Dmitry Klokov (weightlifting) and Ilya Pervukhin (rowing kayaks and canoe, canoe-pair, 1000 metres). Besides, fans of sports can support the native of Sterlitamak Tatyana Lebedeva (track and field athletics, triple jump), the athlete of the Bashkir sports Eudoxia Grechishnikova (modern pentathlon), the athlete of Ufa "Agidel" Alexander Kolobnev (cycling — highway).
Ahmathuzin and Ganeev are the first to enter the sports struggle which personal competitions start on July 31.
The ceremony of solemn opening of Olympic Games -2012 is at midnight Moscow time.