Russia wins gold in duets free routine

Baku, June 15, AZERTAC 

The Synchronised Swimming duets free routine was won by the Russian duo Valeriya Filenkova and Daria Kulagina at the Baku Aquatics Centre on Monday morning.

Austrians Anna-Maria Alexandri and Eirini-Marina Alexandri won silver, while Yana Nariezhna and Yelyzaveta Yakhno of Ukraine took bronze.

"We are so excited. It is a great responsibility being juniors representing our country and great to win the first medal," said Filenkova.

The Russian coach Yuliya Grevtseva was proud of the swimmers, saying; "There were a few things that could have been improved but it was a fine performance. It’s difficult to know how good they will become but it’s a good start for us. They are very different characters but they complement each other."

Russia are on course for a clean sweep of Synchronised Swimming golds.

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