On the first competition day of the Kazan leg of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series and the Russian Artistic Swimming Championship Mayya Gurbanberdyeva pairing two-time world champion Aleksandr Maltsev won in the duet technical event, and the Russian National Team achieved victory in the team technical event.
Mayya Gurbanberdyeva and Aleksandr Maltsev ranked first (89,8181 points). “It was quite easy to perform, in general. We made more efforts training”, confessed Alexandr. They were presenting a well-known “Tango” story, sensitive and exciting, and, of course were a head above the rest of the crowd. This dance of passion, bright and exciting, was presented by the athletes in Glasgow. “We had to make some technical changes just 30 minutes before the competition in Glasgow. This time we have not changed anything in our programme”, noted Alexandr Maltsev.
Shi Haoyu and Zhang Yayi (China) were very consistent and experienced. Their programme was pretty attractive and spectacular, and brought the performers 82.9349 points. They won silver. Diaz Del Rio Fernando and Castano Beatriz (Spain) ranked third in the mixed duet event (74,3859 points).
Christina Averina and Michail Vasilyev (Moscow Oblast) ranked first (82,9413 points) and the duet of Anna Gordeeva and Artur Korshunov (Tatarstan) took silver (72,5055 points) at the Russian Artistic Swimming Championship.
1. Russia (Arkhipovskaia Anastasiia, Chigireva Vlada, Doroshko Mayya, Goliadkina Marina, Kalinina Veronika, Komar Polina, Shishkina Alla, Shurochkina Mariia, Kalancha Mikhaela – R, Subbotina Varvara – R) 95.3411
2. Belarus (Butsel Vera, Kiryliuk Marharyta, Koutsun Hanna, Kudzina Yana, Kuliashova Kseniya, Navasiolava Anastasiya, Privezentseva Vita, Vysotskaya Aliaksandra, Valasach Valeriya – R) 83.4736
3. Hungary (Apathy Anna, David Janka, Farkas Linda, Gacs Boglarka, Hungler Szabina, Kassai Kamilla, Szabo Anna, Teravagimov Virag, Di Franco Alice - R, Gersternkorn Mira - R, Gotz Lilien – R, Pentek Lili – R) 78.4414
Saint Petersburg Team took gold (84,9964 points), Moscow Team ranked second (84,5767 points), Moscow Oblast Team won bronze (83,9878 points) at the Russian Artistic Swimming Championship.
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