Russia won its fifth successive gold in rhythmic gymnastics


Russia’s rhythmic gymnasts won fifth successive gold with free-flowing acrobatic display with hoops and clubs.

Russian team drew delighted applause as they each vaulted one leg back to perform a synchronized fast-paced Biellmann spin.

On Sunday, Russia’s rhythmic gymnasts put forward a ideal example before world by winning fifth successive Olympics, with a free-flowing acrobatic display with hoops and clubs winning them another group all-around gold medal.

Spain was hoping to split Russia’s monarchy, as they were leading at the central point of the competition following superb display with five ribbons, with the champions trailing in third behind Bulgaria.

Main challenge for gymnast was to avoid overlapping and getting twisted of ribbons around 30 meters long of multi-coloured, as they showed off their synchronized choreography and gymnastic skills during the two minute 30 second displays.

The completion became more alive when world champions Russia returned with two hoops and six clubs. Rolling the hoof around the form of their bodies, diving through it, and using their feet to project it to fellow gymnasts were popular moves.

The audience gives them a blissful applause as they each curved one leg back to perform a synchronised fast-paced Biellmann spin.

The Russia has given a outstanding performance with their second practice allowed them leapfrog the early pacesetters, and they topped the standings with 36.233.

Russia’s Anastasiia Tatareva said, “We were concerned after the first rotation when everything did not go smoothly,”

“There was a clash and one of the ribbons ended up on the floor. That hiccup forced us to pull ourselves together and do our best to beat our rivals.”

Russia competed for their fifth successive Olympics gold on Sunday in the rhythmic gymnastics double after Margarita Mamun won the individual all-around gold.

Spain won gold in year 1996, when the sport made its Olympic debut but failed to get on the podium for another next four Olympics, claimed silver with 35.766.

“For us this silver medal feels like gold,” said Spain’s Alejandra Quereda. “The Russians are very strong … but we are catching up.” Bulgaria, world champions in 2014, grabbed the bronze.

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