FINA Synchronised Swimming World Cup

The World Cup is a four-day elite-level synchronised swimming competition held every four years 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 where China pocketed the title, ahead of Canada and Ukraine. The next edition of the World Cup will be organised in Quebec City (CAN) from October 2-5, 2014.



SSWC 2010, Day 4: FINA Synchro World Cup concludes with Russia's win in the Team event

Synchro World Cup

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.

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SSWC 2010, Day 3: Russian Ishchenko wins Solo title

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Natalia Ishchenko of Russia turned the swimming pool into a Swan Lake scene and won the solo title at the 12th FINA Synchronised Swimming World Cup in Changshu (CHN). Within three minutes and 15 seconds, Ishchenko sometimes performed as the gentle Princess Odette, soon turned to the evil Odile. She collected 49.400 points for the technical and 49.300 for the artistic element with a winning total of 98.250.

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SSWC 2010, Day 2: Twins win China's first gold

Synchro World Cup

China's twins Jiang Wenwen/Jiang Tingting brought the local crowds into crazy when they captured the duet title at the 12th FINA Synchronised Swimming World Cup, being held in Changshu (CHN). It was China's first gold in synchro world competitions.

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.

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SSWC 2010, Day 1: Russia obtains title in Combination

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When Carmen met Alice, it was the defending champion Russia lifting the title of the Combination event during the first day of the 12th FINA Synchronised Swimming World Cup 2010 in Changshu (CHN). Host China won its first World Cup medal in history by taking the silver medal.

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."

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