Rio Olympics 2016: Aliya Mustafina retains uneven bars title

Aliya Mustafina
Aliya Mustafina has won seven medals in her two Olympic Games appearances

Aliya Mustafina became the first Russian gymnast to win Olympic gold in Rio by retaining her uneven bars title.

Mustafina won with a score of 15.900 to add a gold medal to the silver and bronze she had already won in Rio.

Victory took the 21-year-old's tally of Olympic medals to seven after she won four on her debut at London 2012.

Madison Kocian of the United States won silver with a score of 15.833 with Germany's Sophie Scheder taking bronze with 15.566.

The International Gymnastics Federation only announced on 4 August, the day before the Games started, that 20 Russian gymnasts had been cleared to compete in Rio.

This was the first women's gymnastics gold medal in Rio not be won by the United States.

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