Ilus Eesti, beautiful Estonia. My family's homeland. Estonia's countryside and people have an endearing gentleness about them which you fall in love with slowly and imperceptibly. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Estonians' courage and determination to survive despite centuries of repression, tyranny and foreign occupation. This blog aims to promote Estonian news, history and culture and seeks to enlighten readers about everything this unique country has to offer.
Monday, 30 July 2012
Estonia at the Olympics
Traditionally wrestling, but discus and rowing represent their best chances in London.
Kristjan Palusalu won two golds at wrestling in Berlin 1936 - the only Estonian to win two Olympic titles - but discus thrower Gerd Kanter will aim to join that exclusive club if he can build on his gold in Beijing with victory in London. Kanter, who won silver at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu in 2011, will be joined in the discus competition by Aleksander Tammert.