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World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships ended today in Patras September 23, 2007

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World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships ended today in Patras, Greece > Russia wins team all-around, takes 6th gold at rhythmic gymnastics worlds

Defending champion Russia won the team all-around event Saturday for its sixth gold medal in the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships. Margarita Aliychuk, Anna Gavrilenko, Tatiana Gorbunova, Elena Posevina, Daria Shkurikhina and Natalia Zueva scored a total 35.100 points in the exercises, 17.650 in the five ropes routine and 17.450 in the three hoops and two clubs events.

Italy won the silver with 34.250 points, while Belarus was third with 33.800, repeating the podium positions from the worlds in Baku, Azerbaijan, two years ago. The eight top-scoring teams in each exercise will compete in the group apparatus finals on Sunday, the championships’ closing day.

The 10 best teams qualify for the Beijing Olympics next year, while the International Gymnastics Federation allocated a further two wildcards to Brazil and Greece.

Related Links > http://www.rgworld-patras2007.gr/contents/index_en/index.html

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