Twin sisters claim synchronized swimming golds

2009-10-21 17:52 BJT

To synchronized swimming. Twin sisters of Jiang Tingting and Jiang Wenwen from Sichuan won gold in the duet free final. The two sisters have gained the nickname "Twin water Ballet Princesses", they entered Tuesday's final after ranking first in the preliminaries. In the final, they performed the same routine as the one they performed in the Rome Swimming World Championships, where they collected bronze. An almost flawless performance earned them the highest score of 97.751 points and with it the gold medals.

The combination of Luo Qian and Liu Ou from Guangdong trailed three points behind to win silver. The bronze was awarded to the pair from the Shanghai team.

Over in the Team Combination finals. The Guangdong team was the first to get into the water. Their swimmers had better coordination and higher levels of difficulty in their routines. Guangdong got the highest score to go to the top of the podium. The Sichuan team, which included twin sisters Jiang Tingting and Jiang Wenwen, earned silver, while bronze went to Hunan.

Beijing were led by national team swimmers Zhang Xiaohuan and Gu Beibei, got an easy win in the free combination routines final. Shanghai and Jiangsu were second and third. The veteran Zhang Xiaohuan will retire after this National Games, so this was in effect a farewell performance from her.

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