Russia wins more synchronized gold

Updated: July 19, 2011, 10:32 AM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- Russia dominated synchronized swimming at the world aquatic championships, winning the team technical competition Tuesday for its third gold medal in as many nights.

Russia scored 98.3 points to beat China, which finished with 96.8. Spain won the bronze with 96.0 points.

On Monday, Russian Natalia Ishchenko won her second gold medal, teaming with Svetlana Romashina to win the duet technical final a night after taking the solo gold.

The competition has four more gold medals to be awarded, all in the freestyle events -- solo, combination, duet and team.


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