Russia takes gold in team synchronized swimming; China, Japan medal

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Russia’s synchronized swimming team has swept the Olympics in Rio with another strong performance in the team event.

Russia’s duo of Natalia Ischenko and Svetlana Romashina won duet gold earlier this week, and they joined Vlada Chigireva, Svetlana Kolesnichenko, Aleksandra Patskevich, Alla Shishkina, Maria Shurochkina, Gelena Topilina and Elena Prokofyeva to repeat the feat in team.

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Russia, China, and Japan all duplicated their efforts in the duet event, from gold to bronze, respectively.

Team USA did not make the final.