Russia Claims Fifth Straight Synchro Team Gold

Photo Courtesy: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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Russia claimed the nation’s fifth straight synchronized swimming team gold medal this afternoon in Rio. The “Angels” free routine scored 99.1333 points. The team’s final score, including Thursday’s technical routine, totaled 196.1439 points.

Over three points behind was the team from China. Performing a “Finding Dragon” free routine, the team scored 97.3667 points today, for a final total of 192.9841 points and the nation’s second straight silver medal.

With a final score of 189.2056, and a 95.433 in today’s free routine, the Japanese took home the bronze.

Watch full videos from NBC here.

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Photo Courtesy: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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    Hagar

    What has happened to USA Synchronized Swimming? I’m old enough to remember when the US dominated it. Are there any plans to get it on track again?

Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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