China Wins Seven of Ten at Beijing Artistic Swimming World Series Stop

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Team China distinguished itself this weekend in Beijing (CHN) as the capital hosted the second meet of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018 from April 20-22.

The hosts swept seven gold medals out of ten over the three-day competition, while Uzbekistan took two titles and Slovakia one.

World silver medallists the twin sisters Jiang Wenwen and Tingting were the best in both the duet technical and free collecting respectively 90.5171 and 92.8000 points for their impressive routines.

Young Chinese mixed duet composed of Shi Haoyu/Zhang Yiyao bagged the gold in the mixed events (76.9274 for the technical and and 77.8667 for the free). Team China also claimed victory in the Team Free (92.2333) / Technical (89.0903) and Combination (93.2667).

Uzbekistan showed great form this weekend in Beijing as the team won the Highlight event and soloist Toshkhujaeva Khonzodakhon clinched gold in the Solo Free with 81.9333 points. She proved too strong for the Solo Technical winner Nada Daabousova (SVK), who finished second with 80.8667 and Malaysia’s Hua Wei Gan who took bronze 78.5000.

Daabousova of Slovakia accumulated 78.1890 points for her Technical performance, while Hua Wei Gan secured the silver medal with 73.5892.

The FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018, which will next stop in Tokyo (JPN) from April 27-30, can be watched live or on demand on FINAtv.

Medallists in Beijing

Solo Technical: 1. Nada Daabousova (SVK) 78.1890; 2. Hua Wei Gan (MAS) 73.5892

Solo Free: 1. Toshkhujaeva Khonzodakhon (UZB) 81.9333; 2. Nada Daabousova (SVK) 80.8667; 3. Hua Wei Gan (MAS) 78.5000

Duet Technical: 1. Jiang Wenwen/Jiang Tingting (CHN) 90.5171; 2. Anna-Maria Alexandri/Eirini Alexandri (AUT) 84.7241; 3. Anita Alvarez/Ruby Remati (USA) 81.7575

Duet Free: 1. Jiang Wenwen/Jiang Tingting (CHN) 92.8000; 2. Anna-Maria Alexandri/Eirini Alexandri (AUT) 86.8000; 3. Anita Alvarez/Ruby Remati (USA) 82.9667.

Mixed Duet Technical: 1. Shi Haoyu/Zhang Yiyao (CHN) 76.9274

Mixed Duet Free: 1. Shi Haoyu/Zhang Yihao (CHN) 77.8667

Team Free: 1. China 92.2333; 2. USA 80.5000; 3. Uzbekistan 77.7000

Team Technical: 1. China 89.0903; 2. USA 79.9018; 3. Slovakia 73.6496

Free Combination: 1. China 93.2667; 2. Slovakia 77.6000; 3. Macao 74.4667

Highlight: 1. Uzbekistan 79.1333; 2. Slovakia 76.5000

Calendar 2018

#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 30-June 6
#8 – Los Angeles (USA) : July 7-9
#9 – Syros Island (GRE) : June 15-17
#10 – Tashkent (UZB) June 29-July 1

About Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)

The Fédération Internationale de Natation, founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA’s five discipline Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronised Swimming – are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 209 affiliated National Federations on the five continents and has its headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

Press release courtesy of FINA.

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