2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games – Artistic Swimming
- Monday, August 2 – Saturday, August 7
- Olympic Aquatics Centre / Tokyo, Japan
- Full aquatics schedule
- Artistic Swimming Results
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) dominated the artistic swimming competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, winning both the duet and team events in what was sixth consecutive sweep at the Games by Russian athletes.
Russia has now won gold in both events at every Olympics dating back to 2000, with the United States the only other nation to win gold in the team event, which debuted in 1996. The duet was not included in the 1996 Olympic program, but was contested at the three Games prior, with the U.S. winning twice and Canada once.
This was the third straight gold for Romashina in the event, having paired with Natalia Ishchenko to win in both 2012 and 2016.
It was also the second consecutive silver for the Chinese pair of Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan, and the third straight medal for Huang who had picked up a bronze with partner Liu Ou in London.
|1||ROC||Svetlana Kolesnichenko & Svetlana Romashina||97.1079||98.8000||195.9079|
|2||China||Huang Xuechen & Sun Wenyan||95.5499||96.9000||192.4499|
|3||Ukraine||Marta Fiedina & Anastasiya Savchuk||93.8620||95.6000||189.462|
|4||Japan||Yukiko Inui & Megumu Yoshida||93.3499||94.4667||187.8166|
|5||Canada||Claudia Holzner & Jacqueline Simoneau||91.4798||93.0000||184.4798|
|6||Italy||Linda Cerruti & Costanza Ferro||91.1035||92.4667||183.5702|
|7||Austria||Anna-Maria Alexandri & Eirini Alexandri||90.3773||91.8000||182.1773|
|8||France||Charlotte Tremble & Laura Tremble||87.3474||89.6333||176.9807|
|9||Netherlands||Bregje de Brouwer & Noortje de Brouwer||87.2612||88.9000||176.1612|
|10||Spain||Alisa Ozhogina & Iris Tió||86.9281||88.6667||175.5948|
|11||Belarus||Vasilina Khandoshka & Daria Kulagina||87.2101||87.8000||175.0101|
|12||Mexico||Nuria Diosdado & Joana Jiménez||86.6190||86.5667||173.1857|
In the team event final, which took place three nights later on Saturday, Romashina and Kolesnichenko joined their six ROC teammates and added a second gold with a final score of 196.0979, outscoring the Chinese team by just over one point in the technical routine and 1.5 points in the free routine.
Six of the eight ROC team members were also gold medalists in Rio, led by Romashina, who won her seventh career Olympic gold medal with the win and announced that she’ll be retiring after the event.
“I can’t say that they’re different, but I can say that the sixth and the seventh medal were the difficult-est in my life,” Romashina said, according to the official Olympic release. “I became a mother and it was very difficult to be a mother and athlete at one moment.”
Romashina joins Caeleb Dressel, Usain Bolt and Ray Ewry as athletes to have won seven Olympic gold medals without ever claiming silver or bronze.
“I’m very, very happy about this medal. I understand that it will be my last Olympic Games as an athlete. I understand that maybe it’s my last competition. I don’t know yet, but maybe.”
“I just want to have a rest now. It was a crazy two years, and I just want to be with my family now.”
For China, it was a third consecutive silver medal, while the Ukrainians, who had won their first-ever artistic (formerly synchronized) swimming medal in the duet, doubled up with another bronze in the team event.
|1||ROC||Vlada Chigireva, Marina Goliadkina, Svetlana Kolesnichenko, Polina Komar, Alexandra Patskevich, Svetlana Romashina, Alla Shishkina, Maria Shurochkina||97.2979||98.8000||196.0979|
|2||China||Feng Yu, Guo Li, Huang Xuechen, Liang Xinping, Sun Wenyan, Wang Qianyi, Xiao Yanning, Yin Chengxin||96.2310||97.3000||193.5310|
|3||Ukraine||Maryna Aleksiiva, Vladyslava Aleksiiva, Marta Fiedina, Kateryna Reznik, Anastasiya Savchuk, Alina Shynkarenko, Kseniya Sydorenko, Yelyzaveta Yakhno||94.2685||96.0333||190.3018|
|4||Japan||Juka Fukumura, Yukiko Inui, Moeka Kijima, Okina Kyogoku, Mayu Tsukamoto, Akane Yanagisawa, Mashiro Yasunaga, Megumu Yoshida||93.3773||94.9333||188.3106|
|5||Italy||Beatrice Callegari, Domiziana Cavanna, Linda Cerruti, Francesca Deidda, Costanza Di Camillo, Costanza Ferro, Gemma Galli, Enrica Piccoli||91.3372||92.8000||184.1372|
|6||Canada||Emily Armstrong, Rosalie Boissonneault, Andrée-Anne Côté, Camille Fiola-Dion, Claudia Holzner, Audrey Joly, Halle Pratt, Jacqueline Simoneau||91.4992||92.5333||184.0325|
|7||Spain||Ona Carbonell, Berta Ferreras, Meritxell Mas, Alisa Ozhogina, Paula Ramírez, Sara Saldaña, Iris Tió, Blanca Toledano||90.3780||91.5333||181.9113|
|8||Egypt||Laila Ali, Nora Azmy, Hanna Hiekal, Maryam Maghraby, Farida Radwan, Nehal Saafan, Shahd Samer, Jayda Sharaf||77.9147||80.0000||157.9147|
|9||Australia||Carolyn Rayna Buckle, Hannah Burkhill, Kiera Gazzard, Alessandra Ho, Kirsten Kinash, Rachel Presser, Emily Rogers, Amie Thompson||75.6351||77.3667||153.0018|
|–||Greece||Maria Alzigkouzi Kominea, Eleni Fragkaki, Krystalenia Gialama, Pinelopi Karamesiou, Andriana Misikevych, Evangelia Papazoglou, Evangelia Platanioti, Georgia Vasilopoulou||DNS|