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Italy’s Cerruti ends Russian dominance at FINA Artistic Swimming World Series

by ZwemZa on April 21st, 2019

Italy’s Linda Cerruti won the solo free event at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in Kazan ©FINA

Italian Linda Cerruti triumphed in the solo free event at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Artistic Swimming World Series in Kazan to prevent Russia from winning every availabe gold medal so far.

Cerruti’s performance at the Aquatics Palace of Kazan earned her 90.4000 points, placing her ahead of Russia’s Alina Mantulenko with 87.0333 and Belarus’s Vasilina Khandoshka on 86.0667.

Russia took all four gold medals yesterday, claiming the remaining three today.

Olympic champions Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina, already winners of the duet technical event, dominated the duet free event with a score of 97.1000 points.

Cerruti and her team-mate Costanza Ferro were awarded silver with 91.8667 points and Spain’s Mireia Hernandez and Irene Jimeno secured the bronze with 87.4000.

Maya Gurbanberdyeva and two-time world champion Aleksandr Maltsev then earned their second gold medal of the competition and their country’s second of the day in the mixed duet free.

They scored 91.4000 points, beating China’s Cheng Wentao and Shi Haoyu on 84.4333 and Spain’s Fernando Diaz del Rio and Beatriz Castano of Spain on 77.3667.

The hosts third gold medal was in the team free event, with Russian scoring 97.900 points.

Spain were second with 87.900 points and Belarus third with 82.6333.

The competition is due to continue Sunday.

Nancy Gillen | Inside the Games

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