Japan Leads Russia in Prelims of Synchro Duet

FUKUOKA, Japan. July 18. THE home team delighted a partisan crowd by taking the lead in the prelims of the synchronized swimming duet competition today at the 9th FINA World Championships in fukuoka, Japan.

The veteran Japanese team of Miya Tachibana and Miho Takeda scored 98.650 points to lead the defending Olympic champion Russians, who were a close second with 98.476 points. The Russians are dfending their crown with two newcomers, Anastasia Davydova and Anastassia Ermakova, both 18.

The Canadian team of Claire Carver-Dias and Fanny LeTourneau is third with 96.660, hoping to hold off America's Rebecca Martin and Lauren McFall with 96.169.

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SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING DUET FREE
PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Rank Nation Name YB Pen. Score 100%

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1 JPN TACHIBANA Miya 74 TM 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.7 9.9 60% 59.000 99.000 34.300
TAKEDA Miho 76 AI 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.8 10.0 40% 40.000 64.350 98.650

2 RUS DAVYDOVA Anastasia 83 TM 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.8 60% 59.000 98.733 34.300
ERMAKOVA Anastassia 83 AI 10.0 9.9 9.9 10.0 9.9 40% 39.733 64.176 98.476

3 CAN CARVER-DIAS Claire 77 TM 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.7 60% 58.000 96.800 33.740
LETOURNEAU Fanny 79 AI 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 40% 38.800 62.920 96.660

4 USA MARTIN Rebecca 81 TM 9.6 9.7 9.5 9.7 9.6 60% 57.800 96.333 33.553
McFALL Lauren 80 AI 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.8 40% 38.533 62.616 96.169

5 FRA DEDIEU Virginie 79 TM 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.4 60% 56.600 94.867 33.273
GLEZ Myriam 80 AI 9.6 9.4 9.6 9.5 9.7 40% 38.267 61.664 94.937

6 ESP MENGUAL Gemma 77 TM 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.2 60% 56.000 94.000 33.227
TIRADOS Paola 80 AI 9.5 9.3 9.5 9.5 9.5 40% 38.000 61.100 94.327

7 ITA ZAFFALON Lorena 81 TM 9.3 9.5 9.3 9.3 9.5 60% 56.200 93.933 32.853
PACCAGNELLA Joey 81 AI 9.4 9.5 9.2 9.4 9.5 40% 37.733 61.056 93.909

8 CHN XIA Ye 80 TM 9.2 9.4 9.4 9.1 9.1 60% 55.400 92.600 32.713
ZHANG Xiaohuan 80 AI 9.3 9.1 9.4 9.3 9.3 40% 37.200 60.190 92.903

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