Russian Team Technical
Courtesy of: Joan Marc Bosch
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BARCELONA, Spain, July 22. NO one has been able to touch Russia so far in synchronized swimming as the team has won three straight world titles to open the FINA World Championships in Palau Saint Jordi. After winning technical solo and technical duet, Russia made it a technical sweep with a triumph in the technical team event.

Russia collected 96.600 points for gold, while host nation Spain took second with 94.400 points. Ukraine rounded out the podium with a bronze-winning 93.300. That's Ukraine's first ever synchro swimming medal in World Championship competition.

Vlada Chigireva, Daria Korobova, Alexandra Patskevich, Elena Prokofyeva, Alla Shishkina, Mar?a Shurochkina, Anzhelika Timanina and Alexandra Zueva formed the winning team, while Clara Basiana, Alba Cabello, Ona Carbonell, Marga Cresp?, Thais Henr?quez, Paula Klamburg, Meritxell Mas and Cristina Salvador made up the silver squad. Ananasova Lolita, Olena Grechykhina, MGanna Klymenko, Kateryna Reznik, Oleksandra Sabada, Kateryna Sadurska, Anastasiya Savchuk and Anna Voloshyna comprised the bronze-winning Ukrainian squad.

Russia has now won the technical team event all four times it has been a part of the World Championships, while Aleksandra Patskevic, Alla Shishkina, Anzhelika Timanina and Daria Korobova have now won three gold medals each, more than any other person in this discipline.

The world is getting a bit closer, however, as Russia's 96.600 is the lowest winning tally ever in the history of the event as evidence by Spain's Ona Carbonell being the only woman to have won a medal at all four world championships in which this discipline has been held.

Results: FINA World Championships, Synchro: Day Three