BRUSNIKINA Olga / KISSELEVA Maria (1980) Russia / Synchronised Swimming
These two pretty Russian swimmers impressed the crowds at the Aquatic Center by winning both the synchronised swimming events at the Sydney 2000 Games. An almost perfect programme earned the Russian duo the gold medal with the maximum score of 100/100.Not content with that triumph, they subsequently led their six team-mates in the Russian squad to the Olympic ballet title. Here too the spectacle was an impressive show of class and beauty. It was a reminder of the specialists of the purest tradition of the Bolshoi.