Russia finished the first leg of the 2018 International Swimming Federation (FINA) Artistic Swimming World Series with two more gold medals on the last day of the competition in Montreuil in Paris.
In the solo free final, Svetlana Kolesnichenko, the FINA Best Female Artistic Swimmer in 2017, gave no chances to her main challengers and took the gold with 95.5000 points at the Maurice Thorez Stadium.
She was followed by Ukraine’s Yelyzaveta Yakhno, earning the silver medal with 91.5667 points.
The bronze medal went to Yukiko Inui, from Japan, with 91.000 points.
Russia was again at the top in the mixed duet free final, with Aleksandr Maltsev , FINA Best Male Artistic Swimmer in 2017, pairing with Mayya Gurbanberdieva for the gold medal with 91.9333 points.
Giorgio Minisini and Manila Flamini of Italy, winners of the technical final, were this time silver medallists, with a total of 89.5333 points.
The duet from Japan, Atsushi Abe and Yumi Adachi, completed the podium with 88.0333 points.
In the last two finals of the competition, China was the best in the duet free final, with Wang Liu Yi and Wang Qian Yi getting the title with 92.5667 points.
Ukraine’s Anastasiya Savchuk and Yelyzaveta Yakhno were second in 91.6000 points.
Japan’s Yukiko Inui and Kanami Nakamaki finished third with 91.3000 points.
In the highlight routine event, Ukraine finished top with 91.6667 points.
The other medals went to France with 85.8000 points and Israel 78.9000 points.
The second leg of the 2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series is due to be held Beijing from April 20 until 22.