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China Retains Overall Title at FINA Synchronized Swimming World Trophy
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  • http://english.dbw.cn   2015-12-14 09:53:50
     

    Host China dominated the team free routine and free combination at the 10th FINA Synchronized Swimming World Trophy here on Sunday, claiming overall champion one more time by sweeping four golds out of five on offer.

    In the team free routine, China showed speed and power by performing the fighting Soldiers, composed by the Chinese musician. China finished top position with 91.8334 points while Italy executed their revised routine showed in Kazan World Championships, and came to silver in 91.1667. With the Nobunaga Concerto, Japan took the bronze medal in 86.5000.

    "It was the routine that our national team performed in Kazan, but we made some changes and added new elements. I am happy that our girls showed their best as most of them competing their first ever international event," said China coach Wang Fang.

    Unlike China, composed by the local swimmers from Jiangsu province, Italy sent their national team and hope to gain more experience to qualify for Rio Olympic Games.

    "We performed the routine that we did in Kazan, but it is revised edition since we made some changes, especially we had more difficulties now. I am very satisfied with our performance as well as the points. We got higher points than we did in Kazan. The points tell me the judges like our improvement and changes. Our goal is to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games," said Italy coach Roberta Farinelli.

    In the music of The Nutcracker composed by Tchaikovsky Peter Ilyitch,China scored 89.6666 by enjoying the toys, dance and banquets. Russia snatched the silver in 86.8334, edging Japan third by 0.5001 point.

    After the two-day World Trophy, China snatched four golds out of five and collected a total of 363.3333, beating Russia 349.5000 and Ukraine 347.8335.

    Swimming stars from Australia, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States are competing in the World Trophy.

    Author:    Source: CRI     Editor: Yang Fan

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