Synchronized Swimmers Romashina and Kolesnichenko Brought Russia the 14th Olympic Gold
OREANDA-NEWS. Russian duet Svetlana Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko won Olympic gold in synchronized swimming.
In total, they scored 195.9079 points for the technical and free program (97.1079 + 98.8000).
The second place was taken by the Chinese women Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan (192.4499 points), the bronze went to the Ukrainian women Martha Fedina and Anastasia Savchuk (189.4620).
The Russian national team now has 14 gold, 21 silver and 18 bronze medals at the Tokyo Games.
Six-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Svetlana Romashina announced that the Tokyo Games will be the last of her sports career.
Romashina became the first six-time Olympic champion in the history of the Games, winning in Tokyo in a duet with Svetlana Kolesnichenko. Natalia Ishchenko and Anastasia Davydova are five-time champions.
"I have a milestone - Tokyo, I understand that these are my final Olympic Games, I am not young. Physical strength is not what I was at 18 years old. Now I am swimming on experience. Not youth, freshness, I am not a zealous young horse, who runs at full speed no matter where. Now I'm an experienced horse! Such that a hundred times think "is it necessary to run somewhere at all?" Romashina told RIA Novosti.
In addition to winning in Tokyo, 31-year-old Romashina won Olympic gold in the group in 2008 in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro, she had two golds in a duet with Ishchenko and in a group.