Russia Wins Five at Paris-Montreuil Artistic Swimming World Series

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Paris-Montreuil, in France, hosted the first meet of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018 from March 9-11, as China, Italy, Russia and Ukraine all grabbed at least one gold medal over the three-day FINA competition which integrated the annual French Open.

Russia’s Varvara Subbotina and Svetlana Kolesnishenko respectively finish atop of the solo technical and solo free ranking. Subbotina scored 92.4445 points for her routine, while World champion Kolesnishenko accumulated an excellent 95.5000 points.

Japanese star Yukiko Inui was second (89.5690) in the solo technical and Yelyzaveta Yakhno of Ukraine third (88.2743). Yakhno however took silver (91.5667) in the free routine and Inui claimed bronze (91.0000).

Subbotina and Kolesnishenko (RUS) were the best in the duet technical with 94.6415, while China’s sisters Jiang clinched gold in the duet free in 92.5667.

The mixed events were topped by pairs from Italy (technical, 88.5930) and Russia (free, 91.9333).

Ukraine took gold in the team free (91.6667), while France came second (86.033) and Belarus took silver (83.4000).

The free combination was also won by the Ukrainian girls with 92.1000 points. Spain (90.6333) and China (86.0667) completed the podium in this order.

Russia took gold in the team technical (93.6476), in front of Team China that scored 92.5899 to grab the silver medal and Ukraine came third this time with 89.9400.

The FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018, which will next stop in Beijing (CHN) from April 20-22, can be watched live or on demand on FINAtv.

Medallists in Paris-Montreuil

Solo Technical: 1. Varvara Subbotina (RUS) 92.4445; 2. Yukiko Inui (JPN) 89.5690; 3. Yelyzaveta Yakhno (UKR) 88.2743

Solo Free: 1. Svetlana Kolesnishenko (RUS) 95.5000; 2. Yelyzaveta Yakhno (UKR) 91.5667; 3. Yukiko Inui (JPN) 91.0000

Duet Technical: 1. RUS 94.6415; 2. CHN 92.0677; 3. JPN 90.6743

Duet Free: 1. CHN 92.5667; 2. UKR 91.6000; 3. JPN 91.3000

Mixed Duet Technical: 1. ITA 88.5930; 2. JPN 86.3358; 3. ESP 82.1743

Mixed Duet Free: 1. RUS 91.9333; 2. ITA 89.5333; 3. JPN 88.0333

Team Free: 1. UKR 91.6667; 2. FRA 86.0333; 3. BLR 83.4000

Team Technical: 1. RUS 93.6476; 2. CHN 92.5899; 3. UKR 89.9400

Free Combination: 1. UKR 92.1000; 2. ESP 90.6333; 3. CHN 86.0667

Calendar 2018

#1 – Paris-Montreuil (FRA) : March 9-11
#2 – Beijing (CHN) : April 20-22
#3 – Tokyo (JPN) : April 27-30
#4 – Samorin (SVK) May 11-13
#5 – Budapest (HUN) : May 18-20
# 6 – Madrid (ESP) : May 25-27
#7 – Surrey BC (CAN) : May 30-June 6
#8 – Los Angeles (USA) : July 7-9
#9 – Syros Island (GRE) : June 15-17
#10 – Tashkent (UZB) June 29-July 1

About Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)
The Fédération Internationale de Natation, founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA’s five discipline Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming – are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 209 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

Press release courtesy of FINA. 

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