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Russian Women Winning at World Aquatics Championships

18. July 2011 by Michelle 0 Comments

The World Aquatics Championships began in Shanghai, China over the weekend and Russian women have already secured two first place finishes.


Synchronized swimmer Natalia Ishchenko won gold in the technical solo event, beating home favorite Huang Xuechen and Spain's Andrea Fuentes, who won silver and bronze respectively.


"I’m basically satisfied with my performance today. But it’s too early to relax. There are still many days of competition remaining," Ishchenko said.


The 11-time world champion went on to compete in the technical duets event with Svetlana Romashina. Again, Russia surpassed China and Spain in points to win the gold.


"I think my opponents are waiting for me to retire," Ishchenko said. "However, nobody has told me to my face yet. Now the main motivation for me is London 2012, after which I’m likely to finish my career."


Ishchenko will also compete in the technical team event. The World Aquatics Championships runs through July 31st.


RIA Novosti, Russia Today