Bulgarian Rower Fails on Final
"I made a good sprint to make my position," happy men's skull bronze medallist Ivo Yanakiev (L) said freshly after his successful performance on the Olympics regatta on Saturday. Photo by BNT.
Sports: 21 August 2004, Saturday.
A Bulgarian double skull's rower was run on a stretcher after her final in Saturday's regatta events in Athens.
Bulgarian stroke Miglena Markova was at the centre of a health scare this morning when she collapsed after the final of the women's double sculls.
The 21-year-old passed out and had to be stretchered away for medical treatment straight after she and Anet-Jacgueline Buschmann had finished fourth in their race, missing out on a medal.
There were anxious looks among Bulgarian officials as Markova was treated, but she came around eventually and was then able to gingerly walk away.
Bulgaria's Ivo Yanakiev and Rumyana Neikova won the bronze medals in the finals of respectively the Men's and Women's Single Skulls on Saturday morning.
Yanakiev garnered a final result 6:52.80, outpaced only by the Norwegian Olaf Tufte and Estonian Jueri Jaanson.
The Sydney 2000 silver medallist Rumyana Neikova clocked third time of 7:23,10 following her Germany's and Belarus' rivals.
As has been typical of all outdoor venues at these Games, the Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre has seen high temperatures and intense humidity throughout competition.