Paris Hosts Inaugural 2019 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Stop

Photo Courtesy: Joao Marc Bosch

Rio 2016 bronze medallist and soloist Yukiko Inui of Japan was the best in the individual events in Paris, France, from March 1-3, as the future host city was organising the inaugural leg of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2019.

The Japanese superstar, 29, topped the solo technical with 90.5294 points and was followed by Spain’s Ona Carbonell with 90.4893 and Vasilina Khandoshka of Belarus with 82.5783. Inui also took the top honours in the solo free with 91.7667, while Ukraine’s Marta Fiedina claimed silver (91.0000) and France’s Eve Planeix closed the podium (84.9667).

Both duet events were won by Ukrainian pairs: Anastasiya Savchuk and Marta Fiedina clinched gold in the technical with 90.7207, while the twin sisters Aleksiiva achieved 91.6333 in the free for the gold. Japan, France and Spain were the other nations to medal in these sessions.

World medallists Yumi Adachi / Atsushi Abe of Japan took the top honours in both the mixed events, with 85.8529 and  87.4667 points respectively. Spain and Brazil secured the silver and bronze medals in this order for both the technical and free too.

France managed to clinch its only gold medal of the meet in the last session of the competition on Sunday. The girls achieved 86.233 point to claim gold, in front of Brazil 83.800 (silver) and Israel 81.000 (bronze).

The free combination event was won by Brazil (83.4333), while Spain defeated France and Israel in the highlight routine.

Medals table

Japan –  4G, 2S
Ukraine – 3G, 1S, 1B
France – 1G, 2S, 1B,
Brazil 1G, 2B
Spain – 1G, 3S, 1B
Israel – 4B
Belarus – 1B

You can read detailed news reports on FINA website here and you can re-watch the competition on VoD on  FINAtv.

Results in Paris

Solo Technical
1. Yukiko INUI (JPN) 90.5294; 2. Ona CARBONELL (ESP) 90.4893; 3. Vasilina KHANDOSHKA (BLR) 82.5783

Solo Free
1. Yukiko INUI (JPN) 91.7667; 2. Marta FIEDINA (UKR) 91.0000; 3. Eve PLANEIX (FRA) 84.9667

Duet Technical
1. Anastasiya SAVCHUK/ Marta FIEDINA (UKR) 90.7207; 2. Yukiko INUI / Megumu YOSHIDA (JPN) 90.6474; 3.  Charlotte TREMBLE/ Laura TREMBLE (FRA) 84.6237

Duet Free
1. Maryna ALEKSIIVA / Vladyslava ALEKSIIVA (UKR) 91.6333; 2. Yukiko INUI / Megumu YOSHIDA (JPN) 91.5333; 3. Ona CARBONELL / Sara SALDANA (ESP) 89.7667

Mixed Duet Technical 
1. Yumi ADACHI / Atsushi ABE (JPN) 85.8529; 2. Emma GARCIA / Pau RIBES (ESP) 82.4202; 3. Giovana STEPHAN / Renan SOUZA (BRA) 76.8835

Mixed Duet Free
1. Yumi ADACHI / Atsushi ABE (JPN) 87.4667; 2. Berta FERRERAS / Pau RIBES (ESP) 83.9667; 3. Giovana STEPHAN / Renan SOUZA (BRA) 78.6333

Team Technical
1. Ukraine 90.7889; 2. France 84.7119; 3. Israel 81.2155

Team Free
1. France 86.233; 2. Brazil 83.800; 3. Israel 81.000

Free Combination
1. Brazil 83.4333; 2. Great Britain 81.6667; 3. Israel 81.6667

Highlight 
1. Spain 89.9667; 2. France 85.7000; 3. Israel 81.7667

Calendar 2019

  1. Paris (FRA) : 28 February – 3 March
  2. Alexandroupolis (GRE) : 4 – 7 April
  3. Kazan (RUS) : 19-21 April
  4. Tokyo (JPN) : 27 – 29 April
  5. Beijing (CHN) : 4 – 6 May
  6. Greensboro (USA) : 24 – 26 May
  7. Quebec City (CAN) : 30 May – 1 June
  8. Barcelona (ESP) : 31 May – 2 June
  •     Super Final – Budapest (HUN) – June 14-16

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2 comments

  1. avatar
    Chuck Kroll

    Did TEAM USA miss their flight?! In all sincerity, what’s up?

  2. avatar

    I missed this when will the competition be held again?