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Russia Wins Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Gold
    2008-08-24 12:26:24     Xinhua

Russia wins rhythmic gymnastics team gold at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday, August 24, 2008. [Photo: Xinhua]

Defending Olympic champion Russia claimed the rhythmic gymnastics group title at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday.

Russia won the title, its third consecutive Olympic rhythmic group title, with a total of 35.550 points.

Host China won the silver in 35.225, followed by Belarus in 34.900.

Italy, the silver medallist in Athens in 2004, was fourth.

Each Group, consisting of five gymnasts, performs two routines, the first with five ropes and the second with three hoops and two clubs.

The scores of both routines are combined to determine the group total.

The top eight groups from qualifications competed in the final on Sunday.


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