Near clean sweep by hosts Russia

Russia remain unbeaten in the synchronised swimming team free event after winning a fifth straight gold at the Fina World Championships in Kazan on Friday. The hosts totalled 98.4667 points, ahead of China (96.1333) and Japan (93.9000). The Russians
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Russia remain unbeaten in the synchronised swimming team free event after winning a fifth straight gold at the Fina World Championships in Kazan on Friday. The hosts totalled 98.4667 points, ahead of China (96.1333) and Japan (93.9000). The Russians clinched their eighth and final gold in nine synchronised swimming events with 98.300 in last night's free routine combination.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 02, 2015, with the headline 'Near clean sweep by hosts Russia'. Print Edition | Subscribe