FINA Synchronised Swimming World Cup
The World Cup is a four-day elite-level synchronised swimming competition held every 4 years in September with Solo, Duet, Team (divided into Technical and Free Routines) and Free Combination on the programme. Each Member Federation may enter no more than one swimmer or team per event, with a maximum of 12 athletes. The Federation with the highest sum of all final results from the various events is the World Cup winner.
The 12th edition of the World Cup was held in Changshu (CHN) on September 16, 2010. The next edition of the World Cup will be organised in September 2014.
SSWC 2010, Day 4: FINA Synchro World Cup concludes with Russia's win in the Team event
Russia proved one more time they are unbeatable when they dominated the last event at the 12th FINA Synchronised Swimming World Cup in Changshu (CHN), winning the Team title for a total of three gold out of four on offer. The powerful but flexible Russians overshadowed the rest of field in the water ballet, taking the Team victory by 98.150 points while China finished second in 96.500 and Canada third in 95.600.
SSWC 2010, Day 3: Russian Ishchenko wins Solo title
SSWC 2010, Day 2: Twins win China's first gold
Performing like the grateful cranes, the Jiang sisters showed their elegance and difficulty in the duet free routine finals, winning the title with 96.650 points. Canadian pair Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon/Chloe Issac came to second in 94.750 and Japan's Yukiko Inui/Chisa Kobayashi third in 93.300, respectively.
SSWC 2010, Day 1: Russia obtains title in Combination
With their passion, power and elegance, the Russian team performed to the music of Carmen to win the event in 98.300 points, beating the hosts into second place by 1.100. Russian Anzhelika Timanina said that "it was an amazing competition. It was very close. We can see China and Canada are making big progress. However, we come to every competition with only one goal - to win. The secret for us to remain on the top is to train, train, and train."