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Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship: Yana Kudryavtseva wins again

Yana Kudryavtseva's dream week continued as she won her second consecutive All-around Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship title.

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The 16-year-old Russian claimed her fourth gold medal of an outstanding week in Izmir by coming out on top on Friday.

Kudryavtseva had already won gold in the individual club, ball and hoop, as well as silver in the ribbon, and she stole the show once again when it mattered.

The teenager was also awarded the Longines Prize for Elegance, which saw her receive $5,000, a statue by Swiss artist Jean-Pierre Gerber and a watch.

Kudryavtseva impressed the judges with four stunning routines and claimed an overall points tally of 75.266, with the standout a score of 19.000 coming from the hoop.

Fellow Russian Margarita Mamun produced her best performance with her ribbon routine once again, but had to settle for second place with an overall tally of 74.149.

"I'm very happy," Mamun said. "For me, it's very important to do my very best, and I did everything I could."

There was a sense of deja vu for Ganna Rizatdinova [72.449] of Ukraine, as she secured her fourth bronze of week.

Korea's Son Yeon-jae and Deng Senyue of China finished out of the medals in fourth and fifth respectively and will now turn their attention to featuring in the Asian Games next week.

It was a case of what might have been for Son after a bobble with the ball late in her routine proved to be costly.

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