Write an Article

Russian girls sweep synchro swimming at junior World Championships


Volos (Greece), Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti): In a sign that Russia’s stranglehold on Olympic synchronised swimming gold could continue for years to come, the country’s girls team won gold in every event at the junior World Championships.

Russia has won every Olympic gold medal in synchronised swimming since Sydney 2000, domination that looks set to remain after the results at the championships here over the weekend.

Russia won all four events, with commanding performances in the two Olympics disciplines, the duet and the team swims.

Milena Miteva and Elena Prokofyeva were far ahead of the competition in the duet with a score of 168.5908, winning by almost six points from Japan, with Ukraine third.

In the team competition, Russia scored 168.1266 with a team of Miteva, Prokofyeva, Vlada Chigireva, Mikhaela Kalancha, Vasilisa Mironova, Evgeniya Shtefan, Maria Shurochkina and Gelena Topilina.

This compared to just 160.6472 for Japan in second, with Ukraine again third.

Chigireva also won the solo event, and was one of the eight-strong team to win the combination event.

Russia’s star performers at the recent London Olympics were Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina, who won the duet with a macabre-theme routine and were part of the gold-winning team.

Meet the top para-swimmers of India who can inspire us in many different ways Meet India's para-swimming contingent at the Rio Paralympics 2016
Speedo and three other companies end Ryan Lochte endorsement Lochte loses 4 sponsors and many more on the way.
Rio Olympics was like a cold war, says Russian swmimmer Efimova
U.S. Olympic swimmer Feigen says he omitted facts to protect teammates
Swimmer Efimova considers Phelps' doping statement 'uncomely'
US swimmer Feigen also apologizes for fake robbery story
US swimmer Lochte loses major sponsorships for lying
Swimming - U.S. team mates stand out for right and wrong reasons
Speedo USA ends Ryan Lochte sponsorship
IOC chief Bach describes Rio Olympic Games as 'iconic'
FINA threatens action against 'mugged' US Olympic swimmers
Olympics broadcasting outlook as clear as Rio's diving pool
Olympics - U.S. swimmer Lochte apologises to Brazil on national TV
Brazil prosecutors too slow to catch up with U.S. swimmer Feigen
CAS rejects Muller's appeal against swimming marathon disqualification
U.S. swimmer Feigen at Rio airport, waiting to leave Brazil - staff
#LochteGate means lesser-known swimmers may miss their pay day
Russia wins fifth straight Olympic title in synchronised swimming
US swimmer Feigen fined $10,800 for lying about attack in Rio
U.S. swimmers' tall tale touches a raw nerve in Brazil
Fetching more content...
Related articles