2013worldsspeedo Svetlana Kolesnichenko
Courtesy of: Joan Marc Bosch
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BARCELONA, Spain, July 26. IN the first full team event in several days, Svetlana Kolesnichenko tracked down her third gold medal of the meet and could match her duet partner for total golds in a meet with one more event tomorrow in synchronized swimming at the FINA World Championships.

Svetlana Romashina completed her competition yesterday with her fourth gold by way of a duet with Kolesnichenko, as Romashina also topped the two solo events as well as the other duet with her partner. Romashina, however, bowed out of the team competitions this year. That's opened the door for her partner to also match her for four golds if Russia, as is likely, captures gold tomorrow.


Tonight, the Russian team of Vlada Chigireva, Daria Korobova, Alexandra Patskevich, Elena Prokofyeva, Alla Shishkina, Maria Shurochkina and Anzhelika Timanina teamed with Kolesnichenko to crush the competition with 97.400 points in front of an audience of 8,122 fans at the Palau Sant Jordi.

Spain finally broke into the silver column after a run of bronzes behind China this week, with China missing this particular event, as Ona Carbonell, Clara Basiana, Alba Cabello, Marga Crespi, Thais Henriquez, Paula Klamburg, Meritxell Mas and Sara Levy turned in 94.230 points for second. Carbonell now has six medals this week and could make it seven tomorrow. She has yet to win gold, however.

Ukraine's Lolita Ananasova, Olena Grechykhina, MGanna Klymenko, Olha Zolotarova, Oleksandra Sabada, Kateryna Sadurska, Anastasiya Savchuk and Anna Voloshyna finished third with 93.640 points.



Results: FINA World Championships, Synchro: Day Seven