Patske­vich, Kolesnichenko get Rus­sia’s third gold

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Alexan­dra Patske­vich and Svet­lana Kolesnichenko earned Rus­sia its third gold medal of the world swim­ming cham­pi­onships by win­ning the women’s duet tech­ni­cal syn­chro­nized swim­ming ti­tle yes­ter­day. The Rus­sian pair earned a to­tal of 94.0775 points to edge Chi­nese twins Jiang Wen­wen and Jiang Tingt­ing by 0.974 points. Ye­lyza­veta Yakhno and Anna Voloshyna claimed the bronze for Ukraine. Kolesnichenko, who won the solo tech­ni­cal ti­tle Satur­day for her first gold in an in­di­vid­ual event, claimed her 14th gold over­all at the worlds, equal­ing Anas­ta­sia Davy­dova’s tally. Only com­pa­tri­ots Svet­lana Ro­mashina (22) and Natalia Ishchenko (20) have more. Aure­lie Muller of France de­fended her 10K open wa­ter swim­ming ti­tle, mak­ing up for her dis­ap­point­ment at the 2016 Olympics, where she was dis­qual­i­fied and stripped of her sil­ver medal for col­lid­ing with Italy’s Rachele Bruni at the end. Muller fin­ished in 2 hours and 13.70 sec­onds, beat­ing Saman­tha Arevalo of Ecuador by 3.30 sec­onds, to make it two golds for France from two open wa­ter races af­ter Marc-An­toine Olivier’s men’s 5K ti­tle the day be­fore.—AP

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