Synchronized swimming was dominated by Russia during Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on Aug. 10, 2012 in London, England. The Russian team took the gold medal with " ... an impeccably executed team routine punctuated by military drumbeats and spectacular acrobatic jumps," reported Yahoo! Sports.
The sport of team synchronized swimming was first added to the Summer Olympics during the 1984 Games. Even though synchronized swimming doesn't have the gritty sex appeal of women's beach volleyball and its competitors don't reach the household-name status of athletes like Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps, the sport is still an exciting part of the Olympic Games.
The Russian synchronized swimming team was led by two-time Olympic champions Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina, who won the gold medal in duet synchronized swimming on Tuesday. EN.RIAN.RU reported that the Russian team " ... scored 98.930 out of 100 for their performance." This is Russia's fourth consecutive gold medal in team synchronized swimming in the Summer Olympics; they have been undefeated since their win in 2000.