Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina gives birth to daughter

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Star Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina gave birth to a girl a few days ago, national team coach Valentina Rodionenko said, according to R-Sport on Wednesday.

Rodionenko said in January that she hopes Mustafina, the all-around bronze medalist at the last two Olympics, returns to training this fall.

Mustafina, 22, married Russian bobsledder Alexei Zaitsev last fall.

In Rio, Mustafina repeated as Olympic uneven bars champion and earned a second straight silver in the team event as the Russian leader, in addition to the all-around bronze.

Back then, Mustafina said she would take two years off before returning to competition, according to Russian media quoting Rodionenko.

Mustafina remains the last non-American to win an Olympic or world all-around title, back in 2010.

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