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Russians dance to double gold in rhythmic gymnastics

Russians dance to double gold in rhythmic gymnastics
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27/08/2014

Russia dominated the rhythmic gymnastics finals at Nanjing 2014 on 26 August, winning both gold medals on offer.

A graceful display saw Irina Annenkova (RUS) score 58.575 points to take the gold medal in the individual all-around final.

And despite leading the event from the first round, Annenkova revealed she had not been tempted to play it safe at any point.

Irina Annenkova won gold in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around 

“On the contrary; I wanted to do even more, because I wanted to increase the gap between me and the other competitors,” Annenkova said.

With a score of 56.950, Maryia Trubach (BLR) claimed silver, followed closely by Laura Zeng (USA) with 56.750 for bronze.

The group all-around final was contested on hoops and clubs, with Russia winning gold after scoring 29.550. Bulgaria took silver with 27.050 and Kazakhstan picked up bronze with 25.050.

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