Russia claim fifth straight team synchro gold

Hosts Russia remain unbeaten in the synchronised swimming team free event after winning a fifth straight gold at the world championships on Friday.

Russia claim fifth straight team synchro gold

Kazan: Hosts Russia remain unbeaten in the synchronised swimming team free event after winning a fifth straight gold at the world championships on Friday.

Russians have won the team free gold at every championships since the event was introduced in Melbourne in 2007.

The Russians claimed gold with a winning tally of 98.4667 points as China took silver with 96.1333 pts and Japan claimed bronze with 93.9000 pts.

The Russians have now won seven of the eight synchronised swimming events in Kazan, with only the free routine combination still to come, having swept the board with seven golds from seven events in Barcelona two years ago.

Three of Russia`s veterans, Angelika Timanina, Alla Shishkina and Aleksandra Patskevich, have won gold medals for the fourth consecutive championships having been part of Russia`s winning team from 2009, 2011 and 2013.

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