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Russian rhythmic gymnastics juggernaut collapses after losing Olympic gold to Bulgaria and Israel

Russian Olympic Committee's rhythmic gymnastics' team, Anastasia Bliznyuk, Anastasiia Maksimova, Angelina Shkatova, Anastasiia Tatareva and Alisa Tishchenko, perform during the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

The Russian rhythmic gymnastics juggernaut collapsed in Tokyo when the county’s team lost the gold medal to Bulgaria one day after also losing the individual competition to Israel.

Russia claimed the silver medals in both.

On Sunday, Bulgaria’s five-woman team won gold by beating Russia in the group final, a two-part competition beginning with routines where performers dance with balls, followed by a set of hoops and clubs. Italy placed third.

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