Russian team claims gold in synchronized swimming again

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Russia won its sixth straight women's team technical synchronized swimming title for its fourth gold medal of the world championships on Tuesday.

The team of Maria Shurochkina, Veronika Kalinina, Daria Bayandina, Anastasia Bayandina, Maryna Goliadkina, Darina Valitova, Polina Komar, Vlada Chigireva performed last and maintained the team's unbeaten record in the event with 96.0109 points.

Chinese swimmers Wang Qianyi, Wang Liuyi, Guo Li, Xiao Yanning, Tang Mengni, Feng Yu, Liang Xinping and Yin Chengxin claimed silver with 94.2165, followed by Japan on 93.1690 for its first medal of the championships.

Chigireva and Shurochkina equaled Daria Korobova's three gold medals in this event. Only Russian compatriots Aleksandra Patskevich, Alla Shishkina and Angelika Timanina have more with four.