London 2012: Olympic rhythmic gymnastics

The Russians won their fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in the group event of rhythmic gymnastics Sunday, giving them yet another clean sweep of those Olympic events. Russia has won both rhythmic titles at every Olympics dating back to the Sydney Games in 2000.

  • Team Russia perform with the ball. AFP PHOTO/THOMAS COEX

  • The Spain team with the ball. REUTERS/Mike Blake

  • Team Italy perform at Wembley arena in London. AFP PHOTO/THOMAS COEX

  • The Japan team compete in their group all-around gymnastics final match. REUTERS/Mike Blake

  • The Bulgaria team compete face to face. REUTERS/Mike Blake

  • The Belarus team compete. REUTERS/Mike Blake

  • The team from Ukraine compete in their group all-around gymnastics final match. REUTERS/Mike Blake

  • Team Japan perform. AFP PHOTO/THOMAS COEX

  • The Russia team compete. REUTERS/Mike Blake (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT GYMNASTICS)

  • Team Russia compete. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

  • Team Belarus reacts in the kiss and cry area. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL

  • Russian women perform in the air. AFP PHOTO/THOMAS COEX

  • The Russia team celebrates with Belarus. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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