2013worldsspeedo Russian Synchro
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BARCELONA, Spain, July 27. SYNCHRONIZED swimming at Barcelona finished like it started and every day in between, with Russia on top of the podium at the FINA World Championships. Russian partners Svetlana Romashina and Svetlana Kolesnichenko both finished with four golds each as Russia completely dominated the competition. Spain's Ona Carbonell, however, wound up with seven total medals after claiming three silvers and four bronzes.

Russia finished the day with 97.060 points, while Spain's Clara Basiana, Alba Cabello, Marga Crespi, Thais Henriquez, Paula Klamburg, Meritxell Mas and Sara Levy along with Carbonell took silver with 94.620 points Russia's team was made up of Vlada Chigireva, Mikhaela Kalancha, Daria Korobova, Anisya Olkhova, Alexandra Patskevich, Elena Prokofyeva, Alla Shishkina, Maria Shurochkina, Anzhelika Timanina and Alexandra Zueva with Kolesnichenko also picking up gold as a reserve swimmer.

Ukraine's Lolita Ananasova, Olena Grechykhina, MGanna Klymenko, Olha Zolotarova, Oleksandra Sabada, Kateryna Sadurska, Anastasiya Savchuk and Anna Voloshyna took bronze with 93.350 points.

This is the second straight Worlds in which Russia has swept the world titles after accomplishing a similar sweep in Shanghai. That's 17 straight golds for Russia in Synchronized Swimming Competition since July 22, 2009 when Spain won the free routine event.

Results: FINA World Championships, Synchro: Day Eight