Rhythmic: Russia, Spain, Bulgaria

In Group.

Russia won its fifth consecutive Olympic title in Rhythmic Group Gymnastics Sunday, continuing a golden tradition established 16 years ago in Sydney. The victory, coming 24 hours after Margarita Mamun’s individual title, gives Russia a complete sweep of the gold medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics since 2000.

But the Russians did not dominate the competition from start to finish. The team (Anastasia Maksimova, Anastasia Tatareva, Maria Tolkacheva, Anastasia Bliznyuk and Vera Biriukova) finished behind Spain in Saturday’s qualification round, and trailed the Spanish by 0.2 after the first routine in Sunday’s new life final. …

Like Spain, Bulgaria returned four of its five team members from 2012. With bronze, …

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2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro/BRA, 5.8. - 21.8.2016
2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro/BRA, 5.8. – 21.8.2016

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