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Commenting article: Elitsa Yankova brings first medal for team Bulgaria at Rio Olympics

Elitsa Yankova brought the first medal for Bulgaria at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. The wrestler managed to secure the bronze medal after an epic match against the Argentinian Patricia Alexandra Bermudez.

The 21-year old from Varna defeated her opponent by 7:6 points. During the course of the intense competition, Yankova scored 3 wins and 1 lost game, but eventually will bring home the first medal for Bulgaria so far.

''The bronze medal means a lot ... I wanted to prove to everyone that Bulgarians have alion spirit. The key to the win was knowing I had nothing to lose, but I know my abilities and I had to show something for all the hard work we did,'' said Yankova in in an interview for the Bulgarian National Television. 

Jerry - 18 Aug 2016 // 03:09:40

Elitsa has proven the Bulgarian spirit of competition in the blazing sun and heat of Rio de Janeiro.

As a spectator in Rio, I was pleased and proud.

Seedy - 20 Aug 2016 // 08:46:48

"Pleased and proud'? She isn't the cutest competitor, so why "pleased"? And what did YOU do to bring about her victory to make you "proud"?

In any event, women fighting each other isn't "equality", it's simply gross....

Jerry - 20 Aug 2016 // 17:17:44


We need a little of Sportsmanship and competition to bring us to the Spartan spirit, male or female.

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