Vulshain at the Sixth Summer Olympics
at the VI Summer Olympics
|Competitors||319 athletes in 20 sports|
|Flag bearer||Erik Rainard (swimming, pole vault, and track)|
|NS Olympic History|
Vulshain registered for its second Olympics Games in 2011 when it decided to compete in the 2011 Sixth Summer Olympics held in the Cafundelense city of Lasft. Covering the events was the Vulshainian Confederate News and Media Network (VCNMN).
For the first three days of the VI Summer Olympics, Vulshain's athletes struggled, experiencing a string of bad luck. However, on the fourth day of the Olympics, Vulshain's luck changed when it won three medals. Rebekka and Alania Reinhilde won Vulshain's first Summer Olympics medal in the Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard, coming in first place. The next medal was won by Gerard Karolyistan, coming in second in the Men's 100m Backstroke. The third medal was the gold, won by Ferenc Risalnikov in the Men's 200m Freestyle.
Sadly, the Vulshainian athletes suffered bad luck, losing in events which they were extremely talented in. These defeats struck a major blow to the self-confidence and morale of the athletes. They seemed to have broken it on the third day, but the bad luck came back the next day. Many athletes came very close to winning a medal, only to lose it by a few points or even a mere three seconds. Some athletes felt disgusted that they couldn't figure out what was wrong with them, as they had trained long and hard, pushing themselves to above and beyond their limits.
Back in the Game
Vulshain's bad luck soon began to fade away on Day 7 when several athletes qualified to compete in the finals of their events. The next day proved to be huge success for the Vulshainian athletes as Bernd Gottfried Ulrich came in second in the Men's Foil event, while Keena Stavetra snagged the gold medal in the Women's 200m Breaststroke, just barely beating Vekaiyu's swimmer, Ikrisia Sulevire.
Vulshain did an excellent job, winning twenty-two medals in several events, earning it 22nd place. Many of the same athletes who took part in the Sixth Summer Olympics plan on returning to take part in the 2012 Seventh Winter Olympics.
Keena Stavetra set a new world record when she won the gold medal in the Women's 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2:19.68.