Aug 15, 2012
Putin hails, rewards Russian Olympians
AFP/Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday congratulated the countrys Olympic athletes and their coaches and expressed his gratitude for their excellent work.
International Business Times
London Olympics 2012: Underwater Magic of Synchronised Swimming in Pictures [SLIDESHOW]
The sport is known for its acrobatics and grace, in movements which require extreme muscle strength and lung capacity as the performers have to spend long periods under water.
Russia maintain synchro stranglehold with team gold
ECSTATIC: Russias Natalia Ishchenko, Svetlana Romashina, Alexandra Patskevich, Anzhelika Timanina, Daria Korobova, Elvira Khasyanova, Maria Gromova and Anastasia Davydova celebrate on the podium after winning gold in the team free routine final during the synchronised swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games Hot favourites Russia won ... (more)
The Kansas City Star
Russia aims to complete 4th straight synchro sweep
Four sweeps in four consecutive Olympics: That's the goal for Russia Friday in the free routine of the synchronized swimming team event.Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina already secured gold for Russia in the duet event at the London Games, and the Russians lead the team event following Thursday's technical routines."Everybody expects us to ... (more)