Russians Continue To Roll With Team Technical Gold Medal


The Russian synchro contingent continued their dominance on day 5 at the World Championships, winning gold in the Team Technical final with a score of 96.0109. The Russians have now won this event at ten consecutive World Championships, with the U.S. in 1994 the last non-Russian squad to win.

China and Japan repeated as silver and bronze medalists respectively with scores of 94.2165 and 93.1590. The top three also finished in the exact same positions at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Team Technical Final

  1. Russia, 96.0109
  2. China, 94.2165
  3. Japan, 93.1590
  4. Ukraine, 92.3596
  5. Italy, 90.7617
  6. Spain, 88.4687
  7. Canada, 86.2044
  8. Mexico, 85.9664
  9. Greece, 83.9112
  10. Korea, 83.4354

Later on went the Duet Free prelims, where Russia once again led the way.

The duo of Alexandra Patskevich and Svetlana Kolesnichenko scored 96.6333 to qualify 1st overall. The two already have a pair of golds from the championships in the Solo Technical and Duet Technical routine, and Kolesnichenko was paired with legend Svetlana Romashina when she won the 2013 world title in this event. Romashina and Natalia Ishchenko won the title in 2015.

The Chinese pair of Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting (94.93333) qualified 2nd overall, and Team Ukraine (Yelyzaveta Yakhno and Anna Voloshyna) were 3rd with a score of 92.8333.

Duet Free Finalists

  1. Russia (Patskevich, Kolesnichenko), 96.6333
  2. China (Jiang, Jiang), 94.9333
  3. Ukraine (Yakhno, Voloshyna), 92.8333
  4. Japan (Nakamaki, Inui), 92.6000
  5. Spain (Ramirez, Carbonell), 91.3667
  6. Italy (Cerruti, Ferro), 90.7000
  7. Canada (Holzner, Simoneau), 88.9667
  8. Greece (Papazoglou, Platanioti), 87.3000
  9. Austria (E.Alexandri, A.Alexandri), 86.6333
  10. Mexico (Ramirez, Garcia), 86.4333
  11. United States (Woroniecki, Alvarez), 84.3000
  12. Kazakhstan (A.Nemich, Y.Nemich), 84.2000

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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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