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Swimming - 15. October 2007.

Russia wins second edition in Rio

Rio de Janeiro , October 14, 2007 –On the last day of the Rio’s rendezvous, Russia won the Free Combination event, totalling 99.000 points. At the end of the three days, and despite the silver medal in the team event on the second session, the Russians got the Trophy with an accumulated total of 296.333 points (addition of the scores obtained in the three events – duet, team and free combination). Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova were first on Day 1 in the duet event.

Spain, in front of the overall ranking on Day 2 (when they got the gold in the team event), was third in the Free Combination but still got the second placing (295.000) of the World Trophy. In duet, Gemma Mengual and Andrea Fuentes had been silver medallists.

The team of the USA, third in duet and team and second in Free Combination, was naturally third of the overall ranking with a total of 291.334.

Medallists in Rio:
DUET
1. Anastasia Ermakova/Anastasia Davydova (RUS) 98.334
2. Gemma Mengual/Andrea Fuentes (ESP) 98.000
3. Christina Jones/Andrea Nott (USA) 96.666

TEAM
1. Spain 99.667
2. Russia 99.000
3. United States of America 96.000

FREE COMBINATION
1. Russia 99.000
2. United States of America 98.667
3. Spain 97.333


Overall Ranking and Prize money
After the three-day competition, the overall ranking and respective prize-money distribution of the 2nd FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy is as follows:
1. RUS 296.333 US$50,000
2. ESP 295.000 US$30,000
3. USA 291.334 US$20,000
4. JPN 282.666 US$15,000
5. ITA 281.000 US$12,500
6. BRA 275.000 US$10,000
7. MEX 264.000 US$9,000
8. EGY 251.667 US$ 8,000

The second edition of the FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy was held at the Maria Lenk National Aquatic Centre, a new facility that recently hosted the aquatic competitions of the Pan American Games. Around 3,000 spectators a day witnessed the brilliant performances of the athletes participating in this World Trophy. The competition was also video streamed live on www.fina.org

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