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Russia wins synchronized swimming

Updated: August 7, 2012, 2:16 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The Russians tried not to listen to all those who wanted to hand them a gold medal in synchronized swimming before they even competed at the Olympics. They kept telling themselves that other countries were making giant strides in the pool, that any sense of complacency could lead to a shocking upset.

No need to worry.

This gold was never in doubt.

Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina had the crowd cheering before they even dived in the pool, extending Russia's monopoly ...

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