Russian synchronized swimmer, 2016 Olympic champion Gelena Topilina congratulated compatriots Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina on their victory at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Earlier on the same day, Romashina and Kolesnichenko took gold in the doubles competition. For Romashina, this became the sixth Olympic medal of the highest standard in her career.
“This is our great pride. Sveta Romashina became a six-time Olympic champion. It’s just incredible. God forbid, everything will work out for them, “Topilina said in an interview with REN TV channel.
In addition, the synchronized swimmer praised Kolesnichenko’s successes. She called the winner a “hard worker.”
“They showed an incredible program and real class. My heart is pounding with pride, which overwhelms me and the pace that they set at the competition, ”added the athlete.
The Russians scored 195.9079 points, beating the Chinese women Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan with 192.4499 points and the Ukrainian women Martha Fedina and Anastasia Savchuk with 189.4620.
Immediately after the victory in Tokyo, Romashina announced that the Games in Japan would be the last Olympics for her in her sports career.
The XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo are held from July 23 to August 8. More than 11 thousand athletes from 206 countries take part in the competition, 339 sets of awards are played in 41 sports. The Russian team includes 333 athletes.
The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition was postponed for a year. They are held without the participation of foreign fans. The name of the Games – “Tokyo 2020” – saved