Ashram, 22, led the finals for the first three rounds with almost flawless performances and clung on despite a mistake in her closing ribbon routine to win with Averina had needed to score at least The ROC team lodged several inquiries into the scores including for the ribbon routine, but the points stood. Afterward, Averina, the silver medalist, lashed out at the judges.
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France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would be gold, beating the Russians in five sets in a breakthrough win for a country that had no history of success. The French had only qualified for the Olympics four times before this year and never made it past the quarterfinals. But they made it through the knockout stage to earn the gold despite being forced to a fifth set after blowing a lead in the final. Jean Patry rallied the French late in the fifth set with a kill and an ace to put them ahead Argentina beat Brazil in five sets for the bronze medal.
Prominent Russians accused the judges of bias. Viner claimed that the judges supported Ashram. And the judges decided to support this Israeli woman. Ashram, 22, led the finals for rhythmic gymnastics for the first three rounds with almost flawless performances, and clung on despite a mistake in her closing ribbon routine to win with Averina had needed to score at least