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    Russia Wins 3 Medals on 11th Day of Rio Olympics

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    Russian athletes won one gold and two bronze medals on the 11th day of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 16.

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) — Tuesday saw 27 sets of medals being awarded in athletics, cycling, boxing, gymnastics, sailing, diving, kayaking and canoeing, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, wrestling and weightlifting. US athletes remained in the lead, with total medals totaling 84, 28 of them gold. The Russian team remained at the fourth place, with a total of 12 gold medals and 38 medals overall.

    Golden mermaids

    2016 Rio Olympics. Russian synchronized swimmers Svetlana Romashina and Natalya Ischenko
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    Russian synchronized swimmers Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina emerged victorious in women's duet competition, presenting a mermaid-themed performance.

    During the finals, Ishchenko and Romashina who became the leaders in the technical routine with 96.4577 points, received 98.5333 for the free routine with a total of 194.9910, an unattainable result for their rivals.

    This is the fourth Olympic medal for Ishchenko and Romashina following their victories at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympic Games.

    Bronze goodbye from gymnasts

    Russian gymnast David Belyavskiy won on Tuesday a bronze medal in men's parallel bars competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Belyavskiy, 24, scored 15.783 points to reach the third place in the finals. Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev took the first place with 16.041 points, followed by US athlete Danell Leyva, who scored 15.900 points.

    "I have a strange feeling. On the one hand, I am glad, but on the other hand, I am dissatisfied with the execution. I can perform better. The victory of Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev is fair. He was the best today," Belyavskiy told reporters.

    Russian gymnasts finished the Rio Olympics with eight medals in total.

    Unexpected bronze in kayaking

    Russia’s Roman Anoshkin earned a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics men’s kayak single 100m event Tuesday.

    Anoshkin’s time of 3 minutes and 33.363 seconds was topped by the Czech Republic’s Josef Dostal, whose 3 minutes and 32.145 seconds earned him silver, and Spain’s gold medalist Marcus Walz with 3 minutes and 31.447 seconds.

    "I did not expect at all that I would win a medal, though I strove for it and I am glad," Anoshkin told reporters.

    Russia's only track and field athlete qualified for final

    Russia's only track and field athlete Darya Klishina, who had been allowed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to participate in the Rio Olympics qualified for the final in women's long jump.

    Klishina jumped at the distance of 6.64 meters and took the eighth place at the qualification stage.

    "Of course, I was nervous and today was the day for adrenaline discharge. It is a normal situation for qualification. It is not important that the result is 6.64 meters, I know I can jump farther," Klishina told reporters.

    Boxing promises to bring medals

    Two Russian boxers qualified for semi-finals on Tuesday at the Rio Olympics. Russia's Vitaly Dunaytsev defeated China's Hu Qianxun in men's light welter 64 kg.

    Russia's Vladimir Nikitin defeated Irish boxer Michael Conlan in men's bantam 56 kg.

    Georgian record in weighlifting

    Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze, 22, won a gold medal in men's over 105 kg at the Rio Olympics and beat the world record in clean and jerk.

    Talakhadze won with the total weight of 473 kg — 215 kg in the jerk and 258 kg in the clean — and beat the world record by Iran's Hossein Rezazadeh who lifted the total weight of 472 kg in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics.

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