Spain Dominates Artistic Swimming World Series in Madrid

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Hosts Spain showed great form this weekend in Madrid, as the Spanish capital was hosting the sixth leg of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018.

The home nation captured all gold medals at stake in the team events: Team Technical 88.1682, Team Free 91.8332 and Free Combination 90.8332, as well as the Duet and Mixed Duet events.

Sara Saldana together with partner Paula Ramirez earned gold in the Duet Free (89.9332) and Duet Technical (86.3442), while Pau Ribes / Berta Ferreras Sanz got 82.1257 points for the Mixed Duet Technical and 85.0332 points for the Free equivalent.

Switzerland’s Vivienne Koch surprised all in the Solo events by clinching gold in both the Technical and Free routines. She respectively earned 76.0091 and 78.0000 points. Hungary’s Szofi Kiss scored 75.2077 for her Solo Technical and 76.0668 for her Solo Free routine to claim silver.

The ten-leg circuit next stops in Surrey BC, Canada, from May 31-June 2.

The provisional ranking is available here.

Medallists in Madrid (ESP)

Solo Technical
1.  Vivienne Koch (SUI) 76.0091; 2. Szofi Kiss (HUN) 75.2077; 3. Luca Renyi (HUN) 71.4977

Solo Free
1. Vivienne Koch (SUI) 78.0000; 2. Szofi Kiss (HUN) 76.0668; 3. Gladys Ljaccard (SUI) 74.9332

Duet Technical
1. Sara Saldana Lopez / Paula Ramirez Ibanez (ESP) 86.3442; 2. Noortje De Brouwer / Bergje De Brouwer (NED) 81.4378; 3. Veronika Yesipovich / Iryna Limanouskaya (BLR) 81.3193

Duet Free
1. Sara Saldana Lopez / Paula Ramirez Ibanez (ESP)  89.9332; 2. Veronika Yesipovich / Iryna Limanouskaya (BLR) 83.5332; 3. Noortje De Brouwer / Bergje De Brouwer (NED) 82.2332

Mixed Duet Technical
1. Pau Ribes / Berta Ferreras Sanz (ESP) 82.1257; 2. Olzhas Makhanbetiyarov / Sofiya Lyakh (KAZ) 59.9535

Mixed Duet Free
1. Pau Ribes / Berta Ferreras Sanz (ESP) 85.0332

Team Technical
1. Spain 88.1682; 2. Kazakhstan 76.7253; 3. Austria 76.5721

Team Free
1. Spain 91.8332; 2. Austria 77.7000; 3. Hungary 77.6000

Free Combination
1. Spain 90.8332; 2. Hungary 78.5332

2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Calendar:

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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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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