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Romashina is on target for the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career

by ZwemZa on August 6th, 2021

Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina. © Michael Dalder / Reuters

Russia’s Svetlana Romashina is on target for the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career after the Russian Olympic Committee led the technical portion of the team event in artistic swimming.

What’s even more impressive is that Romashina has won, or been on the winning team, of every single event she’s participated in at four Olympics.

Swimming to “Quadrille” by Belyi Den, ROC earned 97.2979 points to finish 1.0669 points ahead of China and 3.2094 ahead of Ukraine.

The team free final is scheduled for Saturday.

The rest of the ROC team includes: Vlada Chigireva, Aleksandra Patskevich, Marina Goliadkina, Svetlana Kolesnichenko, Alla Shishkina, Polina Komar and Maria Shurochkina.

Romashina teamed with Kolesnichenko to win the duet on Wednesday.

The only athletes who have won at least seven Olympic golds without ever claiming silver or bronze are Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and American jumper Ray Ewry, who both won eighth golds in track and field.

Ukraine, which performed to “Swan Lake,” had to overcome a technical malfunction that meant their music didn’t start on time.

The Associated Press

From → Aquatic News

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