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Pavlyuchenkova-Rublev Win Gold in All-Russian Olympic Mixed Final

old medallists Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev of the Russian Olympic Committee on the podium REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
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TOKYO (Sputnik) - The Russian Olympic Committee's (ROC) tennis players Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev on Sunday won the Olympic mixed doubles gold after besting their fellow countrymen Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev, who claimed silver medals.

The Pavlyuchenkova-Rublev team defeated the Vesnina-Karatsev duo with a score of 6:3, 6:7 (5:7), 13:11, in a game that lasted nearly two hours. The mixed doubles gold has become the 12th for the Russian team, while the overall medal count is now 44. This means that Russia now occupies fifth place in the games, after China, the US, Japan, and Australia.

© REUTERS / Edgar Su
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Mixed Doubles - Gold medal match - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - August 1, 2021. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev of the Russian Olympic Committee with Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev of the Russian Olympic Committee after winning their gold medal match REUTERS/Edgar Su

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