Kolesnichenko Wins 3rd Synchro Gold Of Championship In Solo Free Final


Another day and yet another Russian gold medal in synchro, as Svetlana Kolesnichenko scored 96.1333 to win the Solo Free final. She now has three golds at these World Championships, already winning the Solo Technical and Duet Technical events.

2015 World Championship bronze medalist Ona Carbonell from Spain moved up a step for silver with 95.0333 points, and Anna Voloshyna of the Ukraine snared bronze with 93.3000. Carbonell wins her second silver of the competition after taking 2nd in the Solo Technical event, and Voloshyna earned her third bronze already winning them in the Solo Technical and Duet Technical events.

2015 World Champ Natalia Ishchenko of Russia did not compete in the event.

Women’s Solo Free Final Results

  1. Svetlana Kolesnichenko, RUS, 96.1333
  2. Ona Carbonell, ESP, 95.0333
  3. Anna Voloshyna, UKR, 93.3000
  4. Yukiko Inui, JPN, 92.0667
  5. Linda Cerruti, ITA, 90.6000
  6. Jacqueline Simoneau, CAN, 90.1333

Later on were the prelims of the Team Free event, where the defending champ Russians qualified 1st easily with 96.8000 points. China and the Ukraine qualified 2nd and 3rd overall.

Team Free Finalists

  1. Russia, 96.8000
  2. China, 94.3667
  3. Ukraine, 92.9000
  4. Japan, 92.4667
  5. Italy, 90.4667
  6. Spain, 89.9333
  7. Canada, 88.2667
  8. Mexico, 87.9000
  9. Greece, 85.3667
  10. France, 85.0333
  11. Korea, 83.6000
  12. United States, 82.9667

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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