PR 75 - Team China obtains first title in Mexico

2012

Lausanne (SUI), December 3, 2012 – Team China clinched their first title of the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy at the seventh edition organised in Mexico City (MEX) from November 30 to December 2, 2012.

A total 10 national federations – Brazil, Canada, China, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine and USA – performed in the Synchro Highlight Routine, Thematic Duet, Thematic Team and Free Combination. 

China remained dominant throughout the three-day competition, taking top spot in the four contested events. Japan finished second overall – placing two in three events – while Ukraine took third, after a second-place finish in the Duet and completing the podium in the three team events.

This second place is a marked improvement for the Japanese team, whose last podium appearance at the World Trophy was in 2006 (first edition). The Ukrainians continue to strengthen their influence among the world’s best, making the top-3 for the second time.

Podiums by event
Synchro Highlight Routine: 1. CHN, 95.788; 2. JPN, 95.238; 3. UKR, 94.925
Thematic Duet: 1. Wenwen Jiang/Tingting Jiang (CHN) 95.125; 2. Lolita Ananasova/Anna Voloshyna (UKR) 93.888; 3. Stephanie Leclair/Karine Thomas (CAN) 93.463
Thematic Team: 1. CHN, 96.338; 2. JPN, 95.838; 3. UKR, 94.563
Free Combination: 1. CHN 97.375; 2. JPN, 95.600; 3. UKR, 95.400

Overall Ranking & Prize money: 1. CHN, 384.625 (US$ 50,000); 2. JPN, 379.450 (US$ 30,000); 3. UKR, 378.775 (US$ 20,000); 4. CAN, 374.450 (US$ 15,000); 5. MEX, 371.588  (US$ 12,500); 6. RUS, 364.225 (US$ 10,000); 7. USA, 357.100 (US$ 9,000); 8. NED, 353.250 (US$ 8,000); 9. BRA, 352.263 (US$ 7,000), 10. GBR, 87.988 (US$ 6,000)

Podium of 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
2010 (Moscow, RUS): 1. Spain 2. Russia 3. Ukraine
2011 (Beijing, CHN): 1. Spain 2. China 3. Canada


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