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Kabaeva holds on to win gold

Updated: August 29, 2004, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- No way Alina Kabaeva was letting the gold medal slip from her grasp this time.

Four years after watching her medal hopes end when she lost control of her hoop, the two-time world champion from Russia won the rhythmic gymnastics all-around Sunday in a rout. She finished with 108.400 points, more than a point ahead of silver medalist Irina Tchachina of Russia. Anna Bessonova of Ukraine took the bronze.

Mary Sanders, the only American in the competition, didn't ...

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