2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Concludes in Tashkent

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The second edition of the newest FINA event, the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018, concluded on Sunday July 1 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, after a ten-leg circuit across Europe, Asia and the Americas that started in Paris-Montreuil in March.

Mexico and Uzbekistan were the most successful teams this weekend in the Uzbek capital, clinching 8 gold medals out of 10 up for grabs.

Mexican swimmers bagged the Solo Technical and Solo Free, with Joana Betzabe Jimenez Garcia earning 82.5333 points for the Technical routine and Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia collecting 84.0667 points for her Free performance.

Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia / Karem Achach Ramirez of Mexico were the best in both the Duet Technical (83.8356) and Duet Free (85.0000), while Germany and Kazakhstan ranked second (78.9333) and third (76.7000) in the the Free routine, and third (76.3017) and second (76.4284) in the Duet Technical.

The Uzbek team claimed all Team events gold medals (Team Technical 75.9284, Team Free 77.4000, Highlight 75.3667), but the Free Combination that was won by Slovakia with 75.8000.

You can read day-by-day news reports about the Tashkent meet on FINA website.

The 2018 circuit is now completed and you get see all the results here.

Medallists in Tashkent

Solo Technical
1. Joana Betzabe Jimenez Garcia (MEX) 82.5333; 2. Marlene Bojer (GER) 78.4643; 3. Nada Daabousova (SVK) 77.0221

Solo Free
1. Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia (MEX) 84.0667; 2. Michelle Zimmer (GER) 78.9000; 3. Khonzodakhon Toshkhujaeva (UZB) 76.2667

Duet Technical
1. Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia / Karem Achach Ramirez (MEX) 83.8356; 2. Jennifer Russanova/Yana (KAZ) 76.4284; 3. Michelle Zimmer / Marlene Bojer (GER) 76.3017

Duet Free
1. Karem Achach Ramirez / Nuria Lidon Diosdado Garcia (MEX) 85.0000; 2. Daniel Reinhardt / Marlene Bojer (GER) 78.9333; 3. Jennifer Russanova / Yana Degtyareva (KAZ) 76.7000

Mixed Duet Technical
1. Kazakhstan 69.1749; 2. Uzbekistan 68.8465

Mixed Duet Free
1. Uzbekistan 70.6333

Team Technical
1. Uzbekistan 75.9284; 2. Slovakia 72.5023

Team Free
1. Uzbekistan 77.4000; 2. Slovakia 74.5333

Free Combination
1. Slovakia 75.8000; 2. Uzbekistan 75.4667

1. Uzbekistan 75.3667; 2. Slovakia 74.1667

2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Calendar (completed):

1 – Paris-Montreuil (FRA): March 9-11

2 – Beijing (CHN): April 20-22
3 – Tokyo (JPN): April 27-30
4 – Samorin (SVK): May 11-13
5 – Budapest (HUN): May 18-20
6 – Madrid (ESP): May 25-27

7 – Surrey BC (CAN): May 31- June 2

8 – Los Angeles (USA): June 7-9
9 – Syros Island (GRE): June 15-17

10 – Tashkent (UZB): June 29-July 1

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