Russia Claims 5th Synchro Gold In Duet Free Final

2017 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS – SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING

Like the Chinese continued to roll in diving, the Russians did the same in synchronized swimming on day 7 in Budapest.

The duo of Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Alexandra Patskevich won gold in the Duet Free Final with a score of 97.0000, clearing the Chinese and the Ukrainians. The top three countries remained the exact same as two years ago in Kazan, though the Ukraine’s Anna Voloshyna was the only returning athlete.

Kolesnichenko now owns 4 gold medals from these World Championships, while Patskevich holds three.

China’s Jiang Tingting and Jiang Wenwen scored 95.3000 for that silver, while Voloshyna and Yelyzaveta Yakhno put up a score of 93.2667 for bronze, edging out Japan (93.1333).

Women’s Duet Free Final

  1. Russia (Kolesnichenko, Patskevich), 97.0000
  2. China (Jiang, Jiang), 95.3000
  3. Ukraine (Voloshyna, Yakhno), 93.2667
  4. Japan (Nakamaki, Inui), 93.1333
  5. Spain (Ramirez, Carbonell), 91.7333
  6. Italy (Cerruti, Ferro), 90.5667

Later on in the day were the Team Free Combination prelims, where there was surprisingly no Russian entry. The Chinese led the way with a score of 95.5333, followed by the Ukraine (93.1667) and Japan (92.9667). China and Japan won silver and bronze in Kazan behind the Russians.

Team Free Combination Finalists

  1. China, 95.5333
  2. Ukraine, 93.1667
  3. Japan, 92.9667
  4. Italy, 90.7333
  5. Spain, 90.2000
  6. Mexico, 87.5333
  7. Greece, 86.0000
  8. France, 85.3000
  9. Korea, 84.3333
  10. Belarus, 82.3667
  11. Switzerland, 81.7333
  12. Kazakhstan, 81.0333

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About James Sutherland

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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