Spain’s Ona Carbonell grabbed two gold medals this weekend in Long Island (USA) at the sixth meet of the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Series 2017, being the best in respectively the Solo and Duet routines. She topped the Solo event with 182.8424 points. She was followed in this order by Canada’s Jacqueline Simoneau (178.2041) and Michelle Zimmer (GER, 155.5901).
Together with Paula Ramirez, the Spanish pair performing to the theme “Spanish culture” with a bit of flamenco, took gold in the Duet routine with 180.8160 points, defeating the Canadian Simoneau and Claudia Holzner (silver, 175.0678) and Anita Alvarez / Victoria Woroniecki (USA, bronze, 168.3435).
In the highly-anticipated mixed duet technical programme in which the 2015 World champion Bill May of the U.S. and his new partner, Kanako Spendlove, took the top score with a steamy routine that earned them the lead (86.3349 points). Canada’s Robert Prevost and Isabelle Blanchet-Rampling took silver in 162.4065 and Germany’s Niklas Stoepel / Amelie Ebert came third (145.4847).
USA topped the team event to get second gold in the Series with a total point of 166.2664, while Canada took silver in 163.2074 and Argentina bronze (153.3469).
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Medallists in Long Island (USA)
Solo: 1. Ona Carbonell (ESP) 182.8424, 2. Jacqueline Simoneau (CAN) 178.2041, 3. Michelle Zimmer (GER) 155.5901
Duet:1. Ona Carbonell and Paula Ramirez (ESP), 180.8160, 2. Jacqueline Simoneau and Claudia Holzner (CAN), 175.0678, 3. Anita Alvarez and Victoria Woroniecki (USA) 168.3435
Mixed duet: 1. Bill May and Kanako Spendlove (USA), 176.4349, 2. Robert Prevost and Isabelle Blanchet-Rampling (CAN), 162.4065, 3. Niklas Stoepel and Amelie Ebert (GER), 145.4847
Team:1. USA 166.2664 (84.9000 free + 81.3664 tech); 2. Canada 163.2074 (84.2667 free + 78.9407 tech), 3. Argentina 153.3469 (78.9000 free + 74.4469 tech)
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
Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)
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Press Release courtesy of FINA.