Team China was the best this weekend at the 10th edition of the FINA Synchro World Trophy, in Shaoxing, an industrial city located in the Chinese province of Zhejiang.
Host China was the dominating force over the two-day competition as the team clinched four golds out of five at stake, totalising 363.3333 points in the overall ranking. Despite the fierce battle for the medals, the team excelled in the Free Team, Highlight, Free Combination and the Thematic Duet events (see results below).
China currently holds the past four World Trophy titles (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015), while Spain and Russia, other favourites last weekend, respectively hold three (2008, 2010, 2011) and two (2006, 2007) titles.
In Shaoxing, Russia ranked second in the overall rankings with 349.5000 points, while Ukraine came third to the audience surprise with 347.8335 points.
China, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain and Ukraine guarantied the show with the mixed duet routine, an event first introduced this summer on the occasion of the FINA World Championships in Kazan (RUS). Italy’s pair Giorgio Minisini / Mariangela Perrupato, World bronze medallists (with Manila Flamini), emerged victorious with 89.1667 points. Ukraine took silver giving the nation it’s third place in the overall ranking and the third place went to the Spanish duet.
Synchronised swimming stars from Australia, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States took part in the World Trophy 2015.
The next major synchronised swimming rendezvous will be the Olympic Games Synchronised Swimming Qualification Tournament on March 2-6, in Rio de Janeiro.
Medallists in Shaoxing:
Free Team: 1. China 91.8334 pts, 2. Italy 91.1667, 3. Japan 86.5000
Highlight: 1. China 91.3333 pts, 2. Russia 87.666 pts, 3. Japan 86.83333
Free Combination: 1. China 89.666 pts, 2. Russia 86.8334, 3. Japan 86.3333
Thematic Duet: 1. China 90.5000 pts, 2. Italy 89.1667, 3. Ukraine 88.6667
Mixed Duet: 1. Italy 89.1667 pts, Ukraine 86.6667, 3. Spain 86.5000
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