Russia Wins 2nd Synchro Gold at 2017 Worlds

2017 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS – SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING

Russia picked up its 2nd synchro gold medal of the 2017 World Championships. Svetlana Kolsenichenko, who won solo technical routine gold on Saturday, paired with Alexandra Patskevich to win her second gold of the meet.

Duet Technical Final

This event has been held at each of the last 6 World Championships, since 2007, and Russia has won every one. Sunday’s result, however, was the first time that the margin-of-victory was less than 1 point. China, improving their score by more than a point from prelims to finals, scored 94.0775, just behind Russia’s winning 95.0515 for the closest finish in the history of this event.

Duet Technical final results:

Rank Nation Swimmers Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank
1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia Svetlana Kolesnichenko
Alexandra Patskevich
95.0062 1 95.0515 1
2nd, silver medalist(s)  China Jiang Tingting
Jiang Wenwen
92.9033 2 94.0775 2
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Ukraine Anna Voloshyna
Yelyzaveta Yakhno
90.6940 3 92.6482 3
4  Japan Yukiko Inui
Mai Nakamura
90.1304 4 92.0572 4
5  Spain Ona Carbonell
Paula Ramírez
89.2965 5 90.7507 5
6  Italy Linda Cerruti
Costanza Ferro
87.8125 6 89.2463 6
7  Canada Claudia Holzner
Jacqueline Simoneau
87.7081 7 87.6523 7
8  Austria Anna-Maria Alexandri
Eirini-Marina Alexandri
85.0805 9 85.7694 8
9  Greece Evangelia Papazoglou
Evangelia Platanioti
85.8407 8 85.7439 9
10  Mexico Karem Achach
Nuria Diosdado
84.8320 10 85.2599 10
11  France Charlotte Tremble
Laura Tremble
83.8932 11 83.9734 11
12  United States Anita Alvarez
Victoria Woroniecki
83.4526 12 83.4715 12

Team Technical Routine

Russia positioned themselves for a 3rd gold medal with a 95.0121 preliminary in the team technical routine. Showing again the turnover in the Russian team after Rio, that’s the lowest preliminary score for Russia in the 6 editions since the team technical routine was defined as a distinct event.

Rank Nation Preliminary Final
Points Rank Points Rank
 Russia 95.0121 1
 China 93.0711 2
 Japan 91.7484 3
 Ukraine 91.4917 4
 Italy 89.5587 5
 Spain 88.8044 6
 Canada 86.4407 7
 Mexico 85.4788 8
 Greece 83.8569 9
 North Korea 83.6271 10
 United States 82.1080 11
 Belarus 81.6227 12

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