FINA Communication Department

Russia's Vlada Chigireva won the gold medal in the Solo final of the 13th FINA World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships that concluded on September 16, 2012 in Volos (GRE).Chigireva, already winner of this event in the previous Championships (2010 Indianapolis), got the title in 170.9870 and was followed by Hikaru Kazumori of Japan (163.4881) and by Canada’s Jacqueline Simoneau (162.4059).

In the last final of the competition, the Free Combination (attended by more than 4000 spectators), Russia was once more first (91.610), getting the fourth title out of the four events contested in Volos.

That was the fifth gold for Russia in Free Combination since the entry of this event in the programme of these Championships (in 2002).

The silver medal went to Ukraine (88.900) and bronze to Spain (87.360), while Japan was fourth.

In the medals' table, Russia was first with four gold medals, followed by Japan (three silver), Ukraine (one silver and two bronze), and Canada and Spain (one bronze each).

(From: Hellenic Swimming Federation Press Office)