FINA Communication Department

Yukiko Inui showed top form this weekend at the third leg of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018 (from April 27-30) as the Japanese star collected seven gold medals.

Olympic silver medallist Inui was the best in both the solo technical and free routines and collected 90.3361 and 92.6670 points respectively. Evangelia Platanioti of Greece and Linda Cerutti of Italy then shared the silver and bronze medals at stake. Platanioti secured the second position in the technical routine with 87.3993. while she was third in the solo free with 89.7667.

Inui added both duet technical and free event to her Tokyo tally together with teammate Kanami Nakamaki. The pair scored 91.0427 (technical) and 92.4333 (free). Linda Cerruti/Costanza Ferro secured the second position in both duet events, while Spain's Paula Ramirez/Sara Saldana Lopez  took bronze in the duet technical and the Greek girls Evangelia Papazoglou/Evangelia Platanioti were the last one on the duet free podium.

Italy's Manila Flamini/Giorgio Minisini claimed both golds up for grabs in the mixed event. They were followed in this order by the Japanese Yumi Adachi/Atsushi Abe and Pau Ribes/Berta Ferreras Sanz of Spain.

The home team took gold in the team free, team technical and free combination events reaching each time above the 90 points mark.

France was the best in the Highlight event with 84.2667 points.

The FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018, which will next stop in Samorin (SVK) from May 11-13, can be watched live or on demand on FINAtv and detailed news reports are available on FINA website.

Medallists in Tokyo

Solo Technical: 1. Yukiko Inui (JPN) 90.3361; 2. Evangelia Platanioti (GRE) 87.3993; 3. Linda Cerruti (ITA) 86.3904

Solo Free: 1. Yukiko Inui (JPN) 92.6670; 2. Linda Cerruti (ITA) 89.8000; 3. Evangelia Platanioti (GRE) 89.7667

Duet Technical: 1. Yukiko Inui/Kanami Nakamaki (JPN)  91.0427; 2. Linda Cerruti/Costanza Ferro (ITA) 88.4489; 3. Paula Ramirez/Sara Saldana Lopez (ESP) 87.0721

Duet Free: 1.Yukiko Inui/Kanami Nakamaki (JPN) 92.4333; 2. Linda Cerruti/Costanza Ferro (ITA) 90.5000; 3. Evangelia Papazoglou/Evangelia Platanioti (GRE) 89.3333

Mixed Duet Technical: 1. Manila Flamini/Giorgio Minisini (ITA) 88.3920; 2. Yumi Adachi/Atsushi Abe (JPN) 85.2373; 3. Pau Ribes/Berta Ferreras Sanz (ESP) 82.8135

Mixed Duet Free: 1. Manila Flamini/Giorgio Minisini (ITA) 89.6333; 2. Yumi Adachi/Atsushi Abe (JPN) 87.7667; 3. Pau Ribes/Berta Ferreras Sanz (ESP) 85.6667

Team Free: 1. Japan 92.2000; 2. France 85.7000; 3. Uzbekistan 80.3000

Team Technical: 1. Japan 90.7041; 2. Spain 89.2206; 3. France 82.7075

Free Combination: 1. Japan 92.4000

Highlight: 1. France 84.2667; 2. Uzbekistan 79.4000

Calendar 2018

#1 - Paris-Montreuil (FRA) : March 9-11
#2 - Beijing (CHN) : April 20-22
#3 - Tokyo (JPN) : April 27-30
#4 - Samorin (SVK) May 11-13
#5 - Budapest (HUN) : May 18-20
# 6 - Madrid (ESP) : May 25-27
#7 - Surrey BC (CAN) : May 31- June 2  
#8 - Los Angeles (USA) : June 7-9
#9 - Syros Island (GRE) : June 15-17
#10 - Tashkent (UZB) June 29-July 1