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Greetings to Russian gymnasts, winners of women’s artistic gymnastics team event at Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

July 27, 2021

Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian gymnasts Angelina Melnikova, Viktoria Listunova, Vladislava Urazova and Lilia Akhaimova on their victory in the artistic gymnastics team event at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

The message reads, in part:

“For the first time ever, Russia has won the Olympic gold in the artistic gymnastics team event. I heartily congratulate you on the well-deserved victory.

This success has become a worthy prize for your talent and perseverance in reaching your goals, for your team spirit, solidarity and beautiful, graceful performance of the most complicated elements. While surpassing your famous rivals in a fair and uncompromised competition, you have written a new page in the history of Olympic achievements, lived up to the expectations of your coaches, mentors, and numerous fans and lovers of artistic gymnastics.”

July 27, 2021