DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Twins Wang Liuyi and Wang Qianyi teamed up to capture another gold medal for China in artistic swimming at the World Aquatics Swimming Championships on Monday.
The 27-year-old sisters won the women’s duet technical routine with a score of 266.0484 points.
They have combined to win eight gold medals throughout their world championship careers, including two in Doha. They were part of the winning group in Sunday’s acrobatic team event.
Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe gave Great Britain their best performance at the worlds, capturing silver with marks of 259.5601. The country’s only other medal in artistic swimming was Shortman’s solo free bronze at last summer’s championships in Fukuoka.
The Spanish Alisa Ozhogina Ozhogin and Iris Tio Casa settled for bronze with 258.0333, repeating their result from 2023.
The Wangs returned to the top as a technical duo after a disappointing fourth place in Fukuoka. They had previously won the event at the 2022 world championships in Budapest.
Italians Linda Cerruti and Lucrezia Ruggiero, who won silver in Fukuoka, fell to ninth place in Doha. The reigning world champions from Japan did not compete.
Artistic swimming is divided into 11 opportunities to win medals at the world championships. In the Olympic program there are only two events: duo and team.
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