Russia’s Romashina Sets Record With 6th Olympic Gold

Aug 4, 2021, 11:10 AM
Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina of Team ROC...
Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina of Team ROC pose with the gold medals for the Artistic Swimming Duet Free Routine Final on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

TOKYO (AP) — Russia’s Svetlana Romashina has claimed her record sixth Olympic gold medal in artistic swimming, teaming with Svetlana Kolesnichenko to win the duet at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

The Russians were heavy favorites in a sport they have dominated for more than two decades.

Their last Olympic loss in artistic swimming came at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Romashina had been tied with fellow Russians Anastasia Davydova and Natalia Ishchenko with five golds medals apiece.

Now, Romashina is in a class by herself.

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