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06/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/17/2019 03:36

PR 53 – ASWS 2019: Ukraine excels in the Super Final in Budapest

FINA Communications Department

The team of Ukraine largely dominated the 2019 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Super Final, held in Budapest (HUN) from June 14-16, by earning seven gold medals out of the 10 titles at stake. The remaining victories went to Russia (two) and Spain (one).

Ukrainian star Marta Fiedina was the best in the Solo Free routine and successfully paired with Anastasiya Savchuk, winning the two duet finals (Technical and Free). The excellence of the Ukrainian squad was also rewarded by the judges in four more events: Team Technical and Free, Free Combination and Highlights.

Thanks to this outstanding outcome, Ukraine finished first of the Super Final ranking, pocketing the US$ 100,000 given to the winners of the competition.

Ona Carbonell, from Spain, was the strongest in the Solo Technical routine (Fiedina was second in this event), while Russia (with Aleksandr Maltsev and Mayya Gurbanberdieva) earned the two gold medals on offer in the Mixed Duet Technical and Free programme.

Besides its Solo star, Spain achieved a very solid exhibition in the iconic 'Duna Arena' in Budapest, collecting six more medals during the weekend: silver in the Team Technical, Free, and Highlights, and bronze in the Solo Free (Iris Tio), Duet Free (where Carbonell swam with Paula Ramirez), and Mixed Duet Technical (Emma Garcia/Pau Ribes). This allowed the Iberian squad to get the second overall position in the Super Final, and the corresponding prize money of US$ 70,000.

Canada also performed strong, with Jacqueline Simoneau shining in Solo and Duet (two bronze and one silver medal), but also with podium presences in the Team Technical, Free, and Highlights. The North American team was the third best of the Super Final, leaving home with US$ 50,000.

The remaining countries with athletes on the podium in the Magyar capital were Hungary, Italy and Japan.

Overall, the 2019 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series awarded an unprecedented amount of US$ 567,000 to the best athletes of the competition, with US$ 257,000 being provided throughout the eight legs of the competition, and US$ 310,000 distributed during the Super Final.

Medallists in Budapest (HUN):

Solo technical
1. Ona Carbonell (ESP) 90.8142; 2. Marta Fiedina (UKR) 90.6254; 3. Jacqueline Simoneau (CAN) 83.5809

Solo free
1. Marta Fiedina (UKR) 93.4667; 2. Jacqueline Simoneau (CAN) 90.2333; 3. Iris Tio (ESP) 87.4667

Duet technical
1. Marta Fiedina/Anastasiya Savchuk (UKR) 92.0205; 2. Linda Cerruti/Constanza Ferro (ITA) 89.0333; 3. Claudia Holzner/Jacqueline Simoneau (CAN) 87.6666

Duet free
1. Anastasiya Savchuk/Marta Fiedina (UKR) 93.9000; 2. Linda Cerruti/Constanza Ferro (ITA) 90.8333; 3. Ona Carbonell/Paula Ramirez (ESP) 90.4667

Mixed duet technical
1. Alexander Maltsev/Mayya Gurbanberdieva (RUS) 90.7902; 2. Atsushi Abe/Yumi Adachi (JPN) 87.3446; 3. Emma Garcia/Pau Ribes (ESP) 84.6330

Mixed duet free
1. Mayya Gurbanberdieva/Aleksandr Maltsev (RUS) 93.0667; 2. Manila Flamini/Giorgio Minisini (ITA) 90.8000; 3. Atsushi Abe/Yumi Adachi (JPN) 88.9667

Team technical
1. Ukraine 92.8734; 2. Spain 89.7990; 3. Canada 87.8845

Team free
1. Ukraine 94.2667; 2. Spain 92.0667; 3. Canada 89.4000

Free Combination
1. Ukraine 94.2667; 2. Hungary 78.5000

Highlights
1. Ukraine 94.4667; 2. Spain 91.6333; 3. Canada 89.7667

Super Final Overall Ranking

1. Ukraine 395 - US$ 100,000
2. Spain 305 - US$ 70,000
3. Canada 215 - US$ 50,000
4. Italy 120 - US$ 40,000
5. Hungary 113 - US$ 30,000
6. Russia 100 - US$ 20,000
7. France 95
8. Japan 70
9. Germany 68
10. Serbia 38
11. Singapore 26
12. Kazakhstan 20

Calendar 2019:

1. Paris (FRA): 28 February - 3 March
2. Alexandroupolis (GRE): 5 - 7 April
3. Kazan (RUS): 19-21 April
4. Tokyo (JPN): 27 - 29 April
5. Beijing (CHN) : 4 - 6 May
6. Greensboro (USA): 24 - 26 May
7. Quebec City (CAN): 30 May - 1 June
8. Barcelona (ESP): 31 May - 2 June
• Super Final - Budapest (HUN): 14 - 16 June