17TH FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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July 17th, 2017

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Aleksandr Maltsev remained calm, but Mikhaela Kalancha couldn’t hide her surprise and disappointment when the scores giving silver for Russia were announced for the duet tech mixed final

Thrilling

Men's Prelims
Spain
Spain
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Greece
Greece

Difficult

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Six of the 12 pairs competing in the women’s 3m synchro executed the most complicated combination of the final, a front 3 ½ somersaults, worth a DD of 3.1. The best were the Canadians, with 75.33 points

Encouraging

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While there were only six teams when the mixed duet event was included in the World programme two years ago, in Budapest this number already raised to 10 participating nations

Treble

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Shi Tingmao (CHN) won the third consecutive gold in the women’s 3m synchro. In 2013 and 2015 she paired with Wu Minxia, in Budapest she won with Yani Chang

Narrow win

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The duet tech mixed outcome represented the tiniest difference ever in the history of the syncho events at the Worlds between the gold and silver medal

Easy start

Champions in 2015, the Serbians didn't face many difficulties in their first encounter in the men’s tournament in Budapest: 21-5 against South Africa

Quote

“After all we didn’t expect this victory. Usually it takes 3-4 years for a team to improve and to get five points more for the routine. We did 86 points for the technical programme in Kazan 2015. Doing 90 in this competition is something unbelievable” – Giorgio Minisini (ITA), gold duet tech mixed

Perfection

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Chen Aisen (CHN) revalidated his 10m synchro title, this time with Yang Hao (in 2015, his partner was Lin Yue). Concerning the perfect notes from the judges, nothing changed: 10 times 10 on both occasions!

Did you know?

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There is a total of 96 water polo games throughout the two 16-team men and women's tournaments at the Worlds. With four periods of eight minutes per match, that gives a total of 3072 minutes of action!