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Yana Kudryavtseva claims third Rhythmic Gymnastic World Championships gold

Russia's Yana Kudryavtseva claimed her third gold medal of the 2014 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Thursday's individual Club.

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The 16-year-old's compatriot Margarita Mamun - with whom she tied for first in the ball on Tuesday - produced a fine score of 18.650 to initially put herself in pole position in Izmir, but that lead was swiftly wiped out.

Kurdryavtseva took centre-stage straight after Mamun and responded with what proved to be an unbeatable score of 18.750 to sneak ahead and ultimately claim another gold medal, following her successes in the ball and hoop events.

Mamun reacted well to that disappointment, though, picking up gold ahead of Kudryavtseva in the individual ribbon final soon after.

Kudryavtseva put in a virtually flawless routine to earn a 18.183 score and take the lead, but it was Mamun's turn to charge ahead almost straight away, with her tally of 18.566 giving her a considerable lead.

Nobody could better Mamun's total as she earned her second gold of the competition, while Ganna Rizatdinova claimed bronze in both of Thursday's events, bouncing back from narrowly missing out on medals in the hoop and ball.

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