2013worldsspeedo Svetlana Romashina, Svetlana Kolesnichenko
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BARCELONA, Spain, July 25. RUSSIAN Svetlana Romashina accomplished an amazing four-for-four run at the synchronized swimming competition at the FINA World Championships. After taking solo and duet technical, she followed up with wins in the solo and duet free routines.

With just two more finals left on the docket, Romashina concluded her time in the water in Barcelona. She took over the leadership position voided by the Queen of Synchro Natalia Ishchenko, who is currently on maternity leave from the Russian Synchro program.


Tonight, Romashina joined with Svetlana Kolesnichenko to win the duet free with 97.680 points. Chinese twins Jiang Tingting and Wenwen finished second with 95.350 points, while Spain's Ona Carbonell and Margalida Crespi finished third with 94.990 points in what has become the standard Russian-China-Spain podium this week.

That's 18 major event gold medals for Romashina, having now claimed 15 world titles along with three Olympic gold medals. She's just one gold shy of Ishchenko's 16 career world titles for the overall record. Romashina and Kolesnichenko kept the world title in Russian hands as their home country has won all four duet frees since it began being contested.



Results: FINA World Championships, Synchro: Day Six