PR 76 - Fierce competition awaits world-class teams in Moscow (RUS)

2010

Lausanne (SUI), December 2, 2010 – The fifth edition of the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy will be held from December 3-5, 2010 in Moscow, Russia at the "Olimpiyskiy" Sports Complex. The Russian capital already staged the World Trophy in 2006, for its inaugural edition.

The national federations of Canada, China, Egypt, Japan, Russia, Spain and Ukraine will perform five events: "Synchro Highlight Routine", "Thematic Duet", "Solo Exhibition", "Thematic Team" and "Combination".

The World Trophy rules, unlike Olympic Games or World Championships rules, allow synchro swimmers to wear accessories and exceed the time limit on the deck. Scores are given for Artistic Impression only, in order to encourage the spectacular dimension of the routines.

Russia won the first two editions (at home and in Rio) and remains a favourite. But the last two editions (in Madrid and Montreal) saw Spain and Canada – both at home – take the overall title, becoming then on serious threats to the Russians. The upcoming edition promises to display fierce competition between the three fighting for the highest podium and the teams from China and Japan being strong medal contenders as well.

A total of US$ 146,500 in prize money will be on offer.

Programme:
December 3, 2010 – Synchro Highlight Routine & Thematic Duet
December 4, 2010 – Solo Exhibition & Thematic Team
December 5, 2010 – Combination

Podium of the previous editions:
2006 (Moscow, RUS): 1. Russia, 2. Spain, 3. Japan
2007 (Rio de Janeiro, BRA): 1. Russia, 2. Spain, 3. United States
2008 (Madrid, ESP): 1. Spain, 2. China, 3. Russia
2009 (Montreal, CAN): 1. Canada 2. Russia 3. Spain

Lausanne (SUI), December 2, 2010 – The fifth edition of the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy will be held from December 3-5, 2010 in Moscow, Russia at the "Olimpiyskiy" Sports Complex. The Russian capital already staged the World Trophy in 2006, for its inaugural edition.

The national federations of Canada, China, Egypt, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and Ukraine will perform five events: "Synchro Highlight Routine", "Thematic Duet", "Solo Exhibition", "Thematic Team" and "Combination".

The World Trophy rules, unlike Olympic Games or World Championships rules, allow synchro swimmers to wear accessories and exceed the time limit on the deck. Scores are given for Artistic Impression only, in order to encourage the spectacular dimension of the routines.

Russia won the first two editions (at home and in Rio) and remains a favourite. But the last two editions (in Madrid and Montreal) saw Spain and Canada – both at home – take the overall title, becoming then on serious threats to the Russians. The upcoming edition promises to display fierce competition between the three fighting for the highest podium and the teams from China and Japan being strong medal contenders as well. 

A total of US$ 146,500 in prize money will be on offer.

Programme:
December 3, 2010 – Synchro Highlight Routine & Thematic Duet

December 4, 2010 – Solo Exhibition & Thematic Team

December 5, 2010 – Combination

Podium of the previous editions:
2006 (Moscow, RUS): 1. Russia, 2. Spain, 3. Japan

2007 (Rio de Janeiro, BRA): 1. Russia, 2. Spain, 3. United States

2008 (Madrid, ESP): 1. Spain, 2. China, 3. Russia

2009 (Montreal, CAN): 1. Canada 2. Russia 3. Spain 



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