Kazan: Bill May and Christina Jones of the United States made history on Sunday when they became the first world champions of a mixed synchronised swimming event.
May and Jones scored 88.5108 points to defeat Russia`s Alexander Maltsev and Darina Valitova (88.2986) with the bronze going to Giorgio Minisini and Manila Flamini of Italy (86.3640).
It was the first time since 1973 and the creation of the world championships that men and women have taken part in the same synchro event.
Russia`s Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina won gold in the technical synchronised duo event as the country maintained its eight-year stranglehold on the event.
They scored 95.4672 points with China`s Huang Xuechen and Sun Wenyan winning silver with 93.3279 and bronze going to Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui of Japan with 92.0079.