Davydova and Ermakova repeat as Olympic champions

Updated: August 20, 2008, 4:22 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- The Russian synchronized swimming duo of Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova has repeated as Olympic champions.

Performing a perfect free routine to the classic Peer Gynt Suite at the Water Cube on Wednesday, Davydova and Ermakova won with a combined 99.251 points. The pair received all perfect 10s for technical merit.

Gemma Mengual and Andrea Fuentes of Spain took the silver medal with 98.334 points and Saho Harada and Emiko Suzuki of Japan earned the bronze with 97.167.

The final results were determined by the sum of the free routine final score and the technical routine score from Monday's preliminary.


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