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‘Took gold from her’: Gymnastics judging row erupts as Russian star Melnikova loses title after Japanese rival’s score upgraded

Melnikova clinched an historic gold medal in the women’s all-around event earlier in the week at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan, ending the decade-long dominance of American athletes. READ MORE: Gymnastics sensation Angelina Melnikova seizes on Simone Biles & Suni Lee absences to claim world crown (VIDEO) The …

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Hat-trick heroine: Magnificent Melnikova bags bronze in the floor exercise as gymnastics star takes third medal of Tokyo Olympics

Melnikova achieved the feat with a result of 14.166 points, while another ROC representative, Viktoriia Listunova, finished eighth on 12.400. Local competitor Mai Murakami, of Japan, also matched Melnikova’s score, ensuring that she also took bronze for her efforts.   Gold was scooped by Team USA ace Jade Carey – cheered from the sidelines …

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