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LONDON (AP) Four sweeps in four consecutive Olympics: That's the goal for Russia Friday in the free routine of the synchronized swimming team event.

Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina already secured gold for Russia in the duet event at the London Games, and the Russians lead the team event following Thursday's technical routines.

"Everybody expects us to win gold and it is a lot of pressure," Romashina said. "They also forget that silver and bronze are medals, too."

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