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Russia sweeps rhythmic gymnastics golds

Aug. 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM   |   Comments

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Russia easily continued its domination of Olympic rhythmic gymnastics Sunday, finishing a sweep of the medals for the fourth straight Games.

Russian gymnasts won both the team and all-around titles in Sydney, Athens and Beijing and did so again in London.

Evgeniya Kanaeva won the all-around title for the second straight Olympics on Saturday, but was not part of the team that rolled to the team championship on Sunday.

That squad was made up of Anastasia Bliznyuk, Ulana Donskova, Ksenia Dudkina, Alina Makarenko, Anastasia Nazarenko and Karolina Sevastyanova. None of them were on the team that won gold in 2008.

The Russians finished with a score of 57.000. Belarus was in second place 1.500 points behind.

Italy, which had been expected to contend for the gold medal after winning the last three world championship titles, finished third.

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