Russia’s synchronized swimming team wins country’s 13th gold in Rio

The Russian team performing its free routine in synchronised swimming at the Rio 2016 Olympic © Alexander Vilf
The Russian synchronized swimming team has won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics. The victory puts the Russian gold medal tally for the Games at 13, with a total of 46 medals won overall.

Victory was achieved with a total score of 196.1439 points in technical and free routines. China claimed the silver with 192.9841 points, while Japan won the bronze with a score of 189.2056 points.

The result means Russia returns to fourth place in the overall medal table, level on the number of golds with Germany, but with 15 silver medals to the Germans’ eight.

There was synchronized swimming success at the Games for Russia earlier in the week, when Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina won gold in the duet event.

Team Russia (RUS) celebrates winning gold. © Michael Dalder

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