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Ishchenko wins another synch solo gold

Updated: July 20, 2009, 9:14 AM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Natalia Ishchenko of Russia successfully defended her gold medal in the solo tech event in synchronized swimming at the world championships Monday.

Ishchenko totaled 98.667 points for execution and overall impression. Gemma Mengual of Spain again took silver with 97.833 points and Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon of Canada was third with 96.000.

Ishchenko swam to the opera notes of Luciano Pavarotti's "Sadness," Mengual chose a soul piece with Otis Redding's "I Have Been Loving You," ...

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