Summer Olympic Games 1996 – 2012
Natasa Douchev-Janics is aiming to add to her three gold medals at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Her teammate, Danuta Kozak, is hoping for three golds at these Games alone.
Whether they succeed or not, medals for Hungary are guaranteed. It is almost certain to share the spoils with Germany – the two Central European rivals have divided half of all recent gold medals between them. In Germany’s case, the major contributor was Birgit Fischer, who won 8 Olympic titles over the course of 24 years, between 1980 and 2004.
Romania has now fallen so low, it is banned from Rio for too many doping test failures.
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