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Yezhova Moves onto Russian Team
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Russia's Olympic gymnastics team arrived Friday in Beijing with a slightly different squad than had been announced: Alternate Lyudmila Yezhova Grebenkova traveled instead of original team member Daria Yelizarova.

There was no official reason for the absence of Yelizarova, the 2006 Junior European champion. Grebenkova, 25, was a member of Russia's bronze-medal team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and a competitor at three world championships.

The women's competition begins Sunday.

Russia's 10-member Olympic training squad poses in July. From left to right: gymnasts Ksenia Semyonova, Kristina Goryunova, Ksenia Afanasyeva, Yulia Lozhechko, Yekaterina Kramarenko, Lyudmila Yezhova, Kristina Pravdina, Anna Pavlova, Daria Yelizarova and Svetlana Klyukina.

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