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Team USA’s Kocian grabs silver as Mustafina repeats in uneven bars

Rio Olympics Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus

United States’ Madison Kocian performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women’s apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


Aliya Mustafina repeated her 2012 Olympics by winning gold in uneven bars, scoring a 15.9 on Sunday in Rio.

Team USA teenager Madison Kocian, 19, laid her claim to a first individual medal with a very strong routine with a picture-perfect dismount, putting a 15.833 on the scoreboard with four gymnasts left to go in the event.

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Russia’s Daria Spiridonova dropped to the mat during her routine, guaranteeing Kocian would earn no lower than bronze. Only Elisabeth Seitz of Germany was left.

Seitz posted a 15.533, just .33 behind fellow German gymnast Sophie Scheder, who took bronze.

Gabby Douglas stuttered in her routine, earning a disappointing 15.066.

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