Giannis Korakis

Budapest 2017 world champions, from Italy, Manila Flamini and Giorgio Minisini, won another gold medal at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series, in the Mixed Duet Technical, this time at the 9th leg of the circuit, taking place in Syros (GRE).

In the final that concluded the second day of the event, the pair from Italy performed a striking programme, scored 88.4095 points, managed to climb to the highest march of the podium, and successfully continued their preparation for the European championships where, as they said, they are targeting gold.

The silver medal went to the Japanese stars Atsushi Abe and Yumi Adachi, concluding in 86.5930, while Spain’s Berta Ferreras and Pau Ribes (81.4541) took bronze.

The team of Mexico

The gold medal in the Team Free Routine was earned by the Mexicans, as in the Technical Routine on Friday (87.3667). Silver was bagged by France with 85.3000 and Greece took bronze (84.8667).

Mexico, reaching the five gold medals in the event, was again the strongest nation in the Solo Free Routine, with Nuria Diosdado Garcia triumphing in 84.6333. "We are very happy to be here in beautiful Syros and we are having these important duels against France and Greece, with which we always have strong competition", Diosdado said.

Eve Planeix from France (84.3000) took the silver medal. The bronze medal went to junior Hellenic star Anna Maria Taxopoulou, with a score of 82.1000. 

The show, however, was stolen by legendary 39-year-old American Bill May (the man who fought, like no one else, to get men into Artistic Swimming). He chose to swim in Solo Free Routine with the colours of his club, Santa Clara, and was unofficially first – 89.2000 points by the judges. "Everything is perfect. I am very happy with the way the public welcomed me, but also with the beauty of Syros and Greece in general”.

Highlight Routine podium

The French National Team was the most impressive in the Highlight Routine, the final that had opened the second day of competition. France got 84.000 points, comfortably getting the lead. The silver went to the girls of Uzbekistan (75,6333).

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