Olympic champions Svetlana Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko presented to Kazan the unforgettable UFO program. Their skills never looked in doubt, so did their partnership and synchronization. They had no visible problems performing strong list of elements to the original piece of music, and what was very special about their performance, they truly enjoyed it. Russians fully inherited the alien image to earn incredible 97,1000 points and leave all their chasers far behind. The day before, Svetlana Kolesnichenko ranked first in the solo technical event.
Italian beauties Linda Cerruti and Costanza Ferro reigned second-supreme on their “Clashing steel” performance. They took silver (91,8667points). “We are pleased with the way we performed today and with the scores she has received – 27,7000 in the execution, 36,6667 – on the artistic impression and 27,5000 – on the difficulty, - said Linda Cerruti. – We have improved comparing to the previous leg, and of course, we are not disappointed with the second place. Russians have deserved their win with their fantastic programme”. On 27-29 April, the next leg of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series will take place in Tokio.
The Spanish Irene Jimenez and Mireia Hernandes took bronze (87,4000 points).
Varvara Kleopalova and Alena Matvienko (Moscow) ranked first in the duet free routine (87,0000 points). Alexandra Smirnova and Daria Dzidziguri (Saint Petersburg) took silver (84,7333 points). Eva Zotova and Mayya Zotova won bronze (84,1667 points) at the Russian Artistic Swimming Championship.
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