Team Ukraine dominated the Team, Combination and Highlight events this weekend in Las Palmas, in the Canary Island in Spain, where the fifth leg of the FINA Synchro World Series 2017 was taking place.
Ukraine collected 183.8718 points in the Team routine, in front of Spain (178.8717) and Kazakhstan (161.2293).
The Ukrainian girls maintained their great form in the Combination with 90.6001, only a small margin in front of the country’s team (89.4668). Again Kazakhstan completed the podium with a bronze medal and 81.2334 points.
The same order, Ukraine, Spain and Kazakhstan remained the same for the Highlight routine.
In the duet events, Ona Carbonell of Spain together with partner Paula Ramirez took gold in 183.3240, defeating favourites Anna Voloshyna/Jelyzaveta Yakhno (UKR, 180.1179) and Iryna Limanouskaya/Veronika Yesipovich (BLR, 164.9066).
Japan’s Abe Atsushi/Adachi Yumi were the strongest in the mixed event (170.829), while Spain’s Berta Ferreras/Pau Ribes ranked second (165.9406) and Amelie Ebert/Niklas Stoepel of Germany third (137.9170)Home star Carbonell triumphed with her Solo routine (182.9792). Ukraine’s Voloshyna came second (181.6459) and Szifi Kiss (HUN) took bronze (156.9575).Medallists in Las Palmas (ESP)Solo: 1. Ona Carbonell (ESP) 182.9792; 2. Anna Voloshyna (UKR) 181.6459; 3. Szofi Kiss (HUN) 156.9575 Duet: 1. Ona Carbonell/Paula Ramirez (ESP) 183.3240; 2. Anna Voloshyna/Jelyzaveta Yakhno (UKR) 180.1179; 3. Iryna Limanouskaya/Veronika Yesipovich (BLR) 164.9066 Mixed duet:1. Abe Atsushi/Adachi Yumi (JPN) 170.8298; 2. Berta Ferreras/Pau Ribes (ESP) 165.9406; 3. Amelie Ebert/Niklas Stoepel (GER) 137.9170 Team: 1.Ukraine 183.8718; 2. Spain 178.8717; 3. Kazakhstan 161.2293 Combination: 1. Ukraine 90.6001; 2. Spain 89.4668; 3. Kazakhstan 81.2334 Highlight: 1. Ukraine 91.8332; 2. Spain 90.4999; 3. Kazakhstan 79.2668
Calendar of the 2017 FINA Synchronised Swimming World Series:
1. Paris (FRA) – March 10-12
2. Taiyuan (CHN) – April 22-24
3. Tokyo (JPN) – April 28-30
4. Toronto (CAN) – May 2-7
5. Las Palmas (ESP) – May 25-28
6. Long Island (USA) – June 22-24
7. Tashkent (UZB) – September 21-24
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