// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Russia wins Olympic duet gold in synchronised swimming

Russia wins Olympic duet gold in synchronised swimming

PanARMENIAN.Net - Russia's Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina won duet Olympic gold with a stunning display in the synchronised swimming final, BBC News said.

The pair, who won gold in the team event in Beijing, led after the technical round on Monday, August 6 and totalled 197.100 after their freestyle routine.

Spain finished ahead of 2008 runners-up China in the battle for silver, whilst Great Britain were ninth.

The British duet scored 177.270 to finish ahead of France, USA and Korea in the 12-strong final.

The sport became part of the Olympic programme in 1984, but was dropped for the Atlanta Games in 1996.

It was reinstated four years later in Sydney, and a Russia pair has won the duet event in each Olympics since then.

 Top stories
Jose Mourinho's second game in charge of Manchester United brought his first defeat as his team lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund.
In the history of independent Armenia, the country will for the first time have 33 athletes in one of the most anticipated sports event.
Mata wants to return to pre-season training and start afresh after the disappointment of missing out on Euro 2016 with Spain.
The Armenian team thus won the opportunity to participate in the qualifying campaign of the European Championship finals.
Partner news