Brazil 2016: Gymnastics Rhythmic
The Wolf previews all the events for the Gymnastics Rhythmic for Rio 2016.
The Russians are again expected to dominate this Games – they’ve won individual gold at the last four. Training partners Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun looks set to claim gold and silver, in that order. Kudryavtseva is only 18 but already has three titles at the World Champs (2013, 2014, 2015). Mamun finished second in 2014 and 2015. Big things are expected from Laura Zeng. It’s not a sport in which Americans have excelled at in the past but at $26 she’s worth a ticket too.
With Kudryavtseva and Mamun propping the team up, it’s little surprise that Russia are red hot favourites to also claim team honours. Russia have also swept the golds in the Teams at the past four Games and are reigning World Champions. While Russia finished third in the 2013 World Champs and didn’t medal at all in 2014, the 2016 Team of five athlete’s are all on their Games debut.
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