Russia wins all 7 gold medals at synchro worlds

Russia has completed a gold-medal sweep of all seven events at the synchronized swimming world championships, winning the final event — the team free — to give Natalia Ishchenko her sixth gold.

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Published: Sat 23 Jul 2011, 7:12 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 7:24 PM

Russia’s eight-woman team including Ishchenko scored 98.620 points Saturday. China was second with 96.580 and Spain took the bronze.

Ishchenko won two team medals with Russia and four other events — solo technical and solo free and duet technical and duet free. Russia also won the only event that Ishchenko didn’t compete in, the team technical.

The 25-year-old Ishchenko has 16 world championship gold medals and a team gold with Russia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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