17TH FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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July 16th, 2017

Premiere

Samantha Arevalo’s silver in the women’s 10km is the first medal ever for Ecuador in the history of the FINA World Championships (all disciplines included)

Series of six

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Peng Jianfeng’s triumph in the men’s 1m springboard represents the sixth consecutive gold medal for China in this event in the World Championships’ history

Dominance

Since 1998, Russia only lost once in the duet synchro event at the World Championships: it happened in 2001, in Fukuoka (JPN), when Miho Takeda/Miya Tachibana took gold at home

Impressive

The reigning World champions, the team of USA, started their participation in Budapest with a comfortable win against South Africa by 24-2

Quote

“This tech duet routine ‘Jazz’ was supposed to be an Olympic routine for Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina. But they decided not to show it in Rio. So we took the chance to perform it in our own way in a new duet” – Svetlana Kolesnichenko (RUS), gold

Italian celebration

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Ten years after his compatriot Christopher Sacchin (also bronze), Giovanni Tocci becomes the second Italian to ever medal in the men’s 1m springboard

Close arrival

It is the first time in the Worlds’ history that an individual race distributes two medals of the same colour (there were two bronze medallists in today’s 10km). The only similar situation happened in Kazan 2015, with the Team Event (two silver)

Deception

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Consistently on the podium since 2003, the Spanish duet (fifth) misses a medal for the second consecutive time after Kazan 2015

Gold twice

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At the FINA World Championships, Aurelie Muller is the second swimmer after Keri-Anne Payne (2009 & 2011) to have won two consecutive gold medals in the women’s 10km event

Home pressure

Since 1986, the only time a team won the women’s water polo tournament at home happened in Barcelona 2013 with Spain. Will Hungary succeed in Budapest?