Russia gifts its Olympic medal winners BMWs

Russia’s Olympic medalists from this summer’s Games in Brazil’s Rio de Janerio received free luxury cars from BMW.

The cars were transported to the Kremlin, where athletes picked up the keys at a special ceremony.

Russian gifts its Olympic medal winners BMWs
Russian gifts its Olympic medal winners BMWs

 

Gold medalists received an X6 model BMW, silver medalists received an X4, and bronze medalists drove away with an X3 model, the BMW Group Russia announced.

Gold medalists received an X6 model BMW, silver medalists received an X4, and bronze medalists drove away with an X3 model, the BMW Group Russia announced.

Russian gifts its Olympic medal winners BMWs
Russian gifts its Olympic medal winners BMWs

 

Despite a blanket ban on all Russian competitors in athletics and weightlifting, the Russian still brought home 56 medals and came fourth on the medals table behind the USA, Great Britain and China.

 

Russian gifts its Olympic medal winners BMWs
Russian gifts its Olympic medal winners BMWs

Russia’s champions in synchronised swimming at the Rio Games included Natalia Ishchenko, Svetlana Romashina, Aleksandra Paskevich, Svetlana Kolesnichenko, Maria Shurochkina, Vlada Chigiryeva, Alla Shishkina, Yelena Topilina, and Yelena Prokofieva.

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