Alexandra Patskevich and Svetlana Kolesnichenko of Russia triumphed in the women’s synchro swimming duet technical event of the 17th World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Sunday. Aurelie Muller of France won the women’s 10 km open water swimming event in Balatonfüred, in western Hungary. Jianfeng Peng of China triumphed in the men’s 1 m springboard diving event. Qian Ren and Yajie Si of China triumphed in the women’s 10 m platform synchro diving event.
1. Alexandra Patskevich, Svetlana Kolesnichenko (RUS) 95.2036 points
2. Wenwen Jiang, Tingting Jiang (CHN) 94.0775
3. Yelizaveta Yakhno, Anna Voloshyna (UKR) 92.6482
1. Aurelie Muller (FRA) 2:00:13.70 hours
2. Samantha Arevalo (ECU) 2:00:17.20
3. Arianna Bridi (ITA) 2:00:17.20
1. Jianfeng Peng (CHN) 448.40 points
2. Chao He (CHN) 447.20
3. Giovanni Tocci (ITA) 444.25
1. Qian Ren, Yajie Si (CHN) 352.56 points
2. Kim Mi Rae, Kim Kuk Hyang (PRK) 336.48
3. Pandelela Pamg, Jun Hoong Cheong (MAS) 328.74
Eight matches in the first day: that is our programme for the start of the 17th FINA World Championships at Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex.
W1 Group A:
Italy-Canada 10-4 (1-2, 2-0, 3-0, 4-2)
Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex, referees: Naumov (RUS), Mercier (FRA)
Italy: Gorleno – Garibotti 1, Queriolo 2, Radicchi, Aiello 1, Bianconi 2, Emmolo 1. Subs: Tabani, Cotti 2, Dario, Picozzi 1, Palmieri. Head coach: Fabio Conti
Canada: Gaudreault – Alogbo, Wright 1, Eggens 2, Christmas, Robinson, Fournier. Subs: McKee 1, Crevier, Bekhazi, Lenay-Lavoie. McKelvey. Head coach: Teocharis Pavlidis
Extramen: 1/6 and 1/3
Penalties: 1/1 and 1/1
Exlused: Robinson (CAN)
World League silver medallist Canada started the game really well their defense was great including goalkeeper Jessica Gaudreault good performance – she was the best goalkeeper in the World League Super Final in June.
But in the second quarter Italy started to dominate the game and made a spectacular 5-0 series. In the second half of the match Italian ladies played in an other dimension and finally won the game confidently.
W2 Group A:
Brazil-China 4-11 (2-4, 0-2, 2-1, 0-4)
Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex, referres: Flahive (AUS), Ohme (GER)
Brazília: Abla – Zablith 1, Cardos 1, Amaral, Dias 1, Bahia, Duarte 1. Subs: K. Ferreira, S. Ferreira, Belorio. Head coach: Eduardo Abla
Kína: Peng – Mei, Xiong, Niu 1, Guo, C. Zhang 3, Z. Zhang 2. Subs: Shen (goalkeeper), Bi, Nong 1, D. Zhang 1, Chen 2, J. Zhong 1. Head coach: Dali Gong
Extraman: 1/6 and 2/12
Exclused: Bahia (Brazília)
After a dinamic start the match soon brought us the first goals of the game. From 2-0 the Chinese team managed to turn the game around, therefore by the end of the quarter the Chinese lead grew to two points. The sharp and fast attacks of the Asian team has proved to be impossible to defend for the Brazilian team. In the third quarter China continued its agressive attacks, but the Brazilians managed to make use of their opportunities better therefore they emerged as the winner of the quarter. The constantly offensive Chinese tactics proved to be more resulting, the Brazilians tried to score some goals from a long distance but mostly failed. The match ended with three strong Chinese hits.
W3 Group B
New Zealand-Spain 2-10 (0-3, 1-1, 0-2, 1-4)
Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex, referees: Salnichenko (RUS), Molnár P. (HUN)
New Zealand: Minleich – Mason 1, Lopes da Silva 1, Stoneman, Bowry, Hudson, Pye. Subs. Lewis, Ferigo, Doyle, Houghton. Head coach: Andrea Winstanley-Smith
Spain: Ramos – A. Espar 2, B. Ortiz, M. Ortiz, Gomez 2, C. Espar, P. Rovirosa 3. Subs. Bach, Carrasco, Forca 1, Barriga 1, A. Rovirosa 1. Head coach: Miguel Oca
Extraman: 0/9 and 5/10
Penalties: 0/0 and 1/1
Exlused: Mason Kelly (New Zealand)
In 2014 Spain had a fantastic event at Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex as they won the European Championships in Budapest. Now they have big aims for the 17th FINA World Championships also and for these goals a clear and easy victory against New Zealand was the first step.
There was no question during the game, kiwis only had some moments (and their defense was suprisingly good) but Spain dominated the whole game and claimed the three points.
W4 Group B
Republic of South Africa–United States 2-24 (0-6, 0-7, 2-5, 0-6)
Hajós Alfréd Swimming Complex, referees: Garibaldi (ARG), Daners (URU)
South Africa: Penny – Paley, Schooling 1, Hallendorf, Barret 1, White, Nixon. Subs: Thomas, Faulman, Wessels, Keeny, Smit, Manson. Head Coach: Gareth Samuel
United States: Stone – Seidemann 5, Fattal 3, Raney, Neushul Kiley 3, Neushul Jamie 6, Fischer Makenzie 2, Williams 1. Subs: Musselmann, Hauschild 2, Steffens, Fischer Aria 2, Longan. Head Coach: Krikorian Adam
Extramen: 1/5 and 2/4
The whole match was unquestionably dominated by the American national team. They lead grew to six goals by the end of the first quarter. Almost every single American shot ended up in the South African goal, while their opponents could barely launch any successful attack against them. The match ended with a crushing American victory.