FINA Communication Department

Paris-Montreuil, in France, hosted the first meet of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018 from March 9-11, as China, Italy, Russia and Ukraine all grabbed at least one gold medal over the three-day FINA competition which integrated the annual French Open.

Russia's Varvara Subbotina and Svetlana Kolesnishenko respectively finish atop of the solo technical and solo free ranking. Subbotina scored 92.4445 points for her routine, while World champion Kolesnishenko accumulated an excellent 95.5000 points.

Japanese star Yukiko Inui was second (89.5690) in the solo technical and Yelyzaveta Yakhno of Ukraine third (88.2743). Yakhno however took silver (91.5667) in the free routine and Inui claimed bronze (91.0000).

Subbotina and Kolesnishenko (RUS) were the best in the duet technical with 94.6415, while China's sisters Jiang clinched gold in the duet free in 92.5667.

The mixed events were topped by pairs from Italy (technical, 88.5930) and Russia (free, 91.9333).

Ukraine took gold in the team free (91.6667), while France came second (86.033) and Belarus took silver (83.4000).

The free combination was also won by the Ukrainian girls with 92.1000 points. Spain (90.6333) and China (86.0667) completed the podium in this order.

Russia took gold in the team technical (93.6476), in front of Team China that scored 92.5899 to grab the silver medal and Ukraine came third this time with 89.9400.

The FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018, which will next stop in Beijing (CHN) from April 20-22, can be watched live or on demand on FINAtv.