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/ Sports/ Other SportsRussias hegemony remains in technical duet at swimming worldsUpdated: 2013-07-22 13:50(Xinhua)Comments Print Mail Large Medium  SmallBARCELONA, Spain – Russian swimmers Svetlana Romashina and her new partner Svetlana Kolesnichenko won the gold medal in the synchronized swimming technical duet here at the FINA World Championships on Sunday.Russias Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina perform in the synchronised swimming duet technical routine preliminaries during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, July 21, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]The three-time Olympic champion Romashina took the leading role after Natalia Ischenko (who has 16 gold medals and 2 silver) took a sabbatical. Sundays triumph with her new partner Kolesnichenko leaves Russia with its 10th world title in the duet since 1998.The 27-year-old Chinese twins, Jiang Tingting and Jiang Wenwen won the silver medal with a total score of 94.9, below the 97.3 points of Russia.They had won a duet technical bronze in Rome in 2009 and silver in Shanghai 2011 which along with Sundays medal they have a total of eight medals at world level.Meanwhile, Spanish swimmers Ona Carbonell and Margalida Crespi (who is replacing London silver medallist Andrea Fuentes) won bronze medal scoring 93.8 points.This is the second bronze medal for Carbonell in Barcelona after finishing third in the solo technical routine on Saturday.The technical duet is a two-minute routine involving technical aspects such as executions, synchronization and difficulty. On Monday swimmers will compete in the team technical routine.The synchronized swimming competition is being held at the Palau Sant Jordi which will also host swimming events and men and women water polo finals during the championships.A total of 2,293 athletes are competing in Barcelona 2013, setting a record in terms of participation as opposed to Shanghai 2011 where there were 2,220 athletes. 308 of the total compete in the synchronized swimming event.Chinas Jiang Tingting and Jiang Wenwen perform in the synchronised swimming duet technical routine preliminaries during the World Swimming Championships at the Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, July 21, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]Previous Page1 2 3 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 Next Page8.03KRelated StoriesBarcelona opens swimming worlds with an appeal to preserve waterSun Yang looks for form ahead of swimming worldsWorld Swimming Championships kicks offSwimming Championship to hold 800 doping testsBarcelona swimming championships to kick offChina aims at four golds at Barcelona swimming worldsPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometown Li Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMedals for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games unveiledFrench Ligue 1: Paris Saint Germain vs. Lyon More Sports NewsGremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coachSpanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico NacionalNBAs Shoemaker ending China stintFormer Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in BrazilUS soccer chief Gulati not to seek re-election next yearRed Star pulls plug on Keenan after just eight monthsMore Top NewsMatchmaking events ahead of Singles DayEvergrande makes history in GuangzhouGates of oldWorld powers to consider sanction relief for Iran: USGovt must enact land reformSteady growth the goal for GDPMost ViewedTodays Top NewsExtradition deal with US key to nabbing fugitivesLi urges greater effort on reformsChina, Japan need constructive ideasGovt requested to plant GM cropsSession to discuss economic issuesBan on Chinese researchers clarifiedChina may expand property tax trialsEditors PicksPolar icebreaker Snow Dragon arrives in AntarcticXis vision on shared future for humanity UNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaGerman trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injured China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualificationBayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions LeagueHot TopicsGeng Jiasheng, 54, a national master technician in the manufacturing industry, is busy working on improvements for a new removable environmental protection toilet, a project he has been devoted to since last year.Special Coverage4th World Internet Conference19th CPC National Congress CPC encyclopediaPresident Xi visits Vietnam, LaosVideoSlidePodcastPicturesPass it on: Keeping blue calico aliveWuzhen: New tech in the ancient townWingsuit flyers fly into plane from Jungfrau MountainThe world in photos: Nov 13-19
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