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Russian wins synchro swimming team event

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August 23, 2008 04:05 AM EST | AP


BEIJING — Russia has won the team event and swept both gold medals in synchronized swimming for the third consecutive Olympics.

Russia finished with a combined 99.500 points after Saturday's free routine. Spain took the silver with 98.251 points, and China claimed the bronze with 97.334.

One swimmer on Japan's team passed out after being helped out of the water.

Anastasia Ermakova and Anastasia Davydova already won gold in the duet Wednesday and were also part of Russia's eight-woman squad for the team event.