MELBOURNE, Australia, March 19. RUSSIA continued to own the top spot at the podium in synchro events at the FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. Today, Natalia Ischenko grabbed gold in the solo technical routine competition.
Solo Technical Routine Final
Russia's Natalia Ischenko pulled in another gold medal for her country with a total of 99.000 points to win the solo technical routine final.
Spain's Gemma Mengual Civil placed second with 98.000 points, while Japan's Saho Harada took third with 96.833 points. Christina Jones of the United States finished fourth with 95.500 points.
Team Technical Routine Prelims
Russia continued to dominate the synchro events with the top tally of 98.500 points (49.000 execution, 49.500 overall impression) coming from the team of Maria Gromova, Natalia Ischenko, Elvira Khasyanova, Olga Kuzhela, Anna Nasekina, Elena Ovtchinnikova, Svetlana Romashina and Anna Shorina.
Japan's team of Naoko Kawashima, Chisa Kobayashi, Hiromi Kobayashi, Erika Komura, Ayako Matsumura, Emiko Suzuki, Erina Suzuki and Masako Tachibana posted the second-most points with 97.667 (48.667 execution, 49.000 overall impression), while Spain's contingent of Alba Cabello Rodilla, Ona Carbonell Ballestero, Andrea Fuentes Fache, Tina Fuentes Fache, Laura Lopez Valle, Gisela Moron Rovira, Irina Rodriguez Alvarez and Paola Tirados Sanchez finished third with 96.833 points (48.333 execution, 48.500 overall impression).