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2 Ukrainian weightlifters withdraw from Olympics with injuries

08/05/2012 10:22 EDT | Updated 10/05/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Two Ukrainian super heavyweights have joined the swelling ranks of weightlifters dropping out at the London Olympics.

Ukraine's Olympic Committee says Svetlana Cherniavska has not recovered from an injury she received a month ago and cannot compete in the women's plus-75 kilogram competition Sunday.

It also says men's super heavyweight Artem Udachyn was injured in training and won't take part in the plus-105 kilogram competition on Tuesday.

Other dropouts from the weightlifting competition include Ukrainian Artem Ivanov and Russians Dmitry Klokov, Khadzhimurat Akkaev and Oxana Slivenko.

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