The first day of the Russian Synchronised Swimming Championships in Kazan concluded with a mixed free routine event.
The first place was taken by a team from Moscow, with a score of 93.2333. The team members were: Kristina Gorodetskaya, Kristina Zhelezova, Ekaterina Isayeva, Vera Kornyakova, Karina Kosyreva, Anastasiya Kochetova, Slavyana Milova, Olga Mironova, Lyasan Mustafina, Elizaveta Pyatnitskaya, Elvina Taipova, and Vitalia Trukhina.
The winning routine was inspired by the concept of mirror reflections. The athletes had first presented it at the end of this summer. They explained that the quarantine had put their training sessions on hold, and they had had to prepare on their own, completing the tasks assigned by their coaches online. Getting back in shape after this hiatus had proved hard. “We did not have that much time to get ready for the competition, but we made it in the end,” say the swimmers. Their plans for the future include competing at the national event in January and the Championships in April.
Another Moscow team, Moscow-1, took second place. The synchronised swimmers’ routine received 91.5667 points. It was presented by Victoria Boyeva, Alina Gerber, Kristina Gerber, Maria Karlikova, Olga Kritskaya, Maria Kryuchkova, Karina Melkomova, Irina Rykovanova, Elizaveta Sergeyeva, Svetlana Fedorova, Sofya Titova, and Maria Chuykova.
The bronze medal went to the swimmers from Saint Petersburg: Anastasiya Astakhova, Maria Garbuz, Valentina Gerasimova, Natalya Dergacheva, Anastasiya Kovaleva, Ekaterina Koveshnikova, Valeria Lazareva, Victoria Marenkova, Anna Pavlovskaya, Tatyana Polyanskaya, Yana Vasilyeva, and Milana Smolenskaya. They got 90.8333 points.
Press office of ANO “Directorate for Sports and Social Projects”