FINA Communications Department

The team of Ukraine largely dominated the 2019 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Super Final, held in Budapest (HUN) from June 14-16, by earning seven gold medals out of the 10 titles at stake. The remaining victories went to Russia (two) and Spain (one). In the final ranking of the World Series, Canada was crowned the federation with the highest number of accumulative points throughout the 2019 edition.

Ukrainian star Marta Fiedina was the best in the Solo Free routine and successfully paired with Anastasiya Savchuk, winning the two duet finals (Technical and Free). The excellence of the Ukrainian squad was also rewarded by the judges in four more events: Team Technical and Free, Free Combination and Highlights.

Ona Carbonell, from Spain, was the strongest in the Solo Technical routine (Fiedina was second in this event), while Russia (with Aleksandr Maltsev and Mayya Gurbanberdieva) earned the two gold medals on offer in the Mixed Duet Technical and Free programme.

Besides its Solo star, Spain achieved a very solid exhibition in the iconic “Duna Arena” in Budapest, collecting six more medals during the weekend: silver in the Team Technical, Free, and Highlights, and bronze in the Solo Free (Iris Tio), Duet Free (where Carbonell swam with Paula Ramirez), and Mixed Duet Technical (Emma Garcia/Pau Ribes).

Canada also performed strong, with Jacqueline Simoneau shining in Solo and Duet (two bronze and one silver medal), but also with podium presences in the Team Technical, Free, and Highlights.

The remaining countries with athletes on the podium in the Magyar capital were Hungary, Italy and Japan.

In the final overall ranking of the Series, Canada is first with 1425 points, receiving the US$ 100,000 of prize money for the winners of the competition. The top-3 is completed with Ukraine (1365 pts, US$ 70,000) and Spain (1220 pts, US$ 50,000).

Overall, the 2019 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series awarded an unprecedented amount of US$ 567,000 (including US$ 310,000 for the overall National Federation ranking) to the best athletes of the competition.

Medallists in Budapest (HUN):

Solo technical
1. Ona Carbonell (ESP) 90.8142; 2. Marta Fiedina (UKR) 90.6254; 3. Jacqueline Simoneau (CAN) 83.5809

Solo free
1. Marta Fiedina (UKR) 93.4667; 2. Jacqueline Simoneau (CAN) 90.2333; 3. Iris Tio (ESP) 87.4667

Duet technical
1. Marta Fiedina/Anastasiya Savchuk (UKR) 92.0205; 2. Linda Cerruti/Constanza Ferro (ITA) 89.0333; 3. Claudia Holzner/Jacqueline Simoneau (CAN) 87.6666

Duet free
1. Anastasiya Savchuk/Marta Fiedina (UKR) 93.9000; 2. Linda Cerruti/Constanza Ferro (ITA) 90.8333; 3. Ona Carbonell/Paula Ramirez (ESP) 90.4667

Mixed duet technical
1. Alexander Maltsev/Mayya Gurbanberdieva (RUS) 90.7902; 2. Atsushi Abe/Yumi Adachi (JPN) 87.3446; 3. Emma Garcia/Pau Ribes (ESP) 84.6330

Mixed duet free
1. Mayya Gurbanberdieva/Aleksandr Maltsev (RUS) 93.0667; 2. Manila Flamini/Giorgio Minisini (ITA) 90.8000; 3. Atsushi Abe/Yumi Adachi (JPN) 88.9667

Team technical
1. Ukraine 92.8734; 2. Spain 89.7990; 3. Canada 87.8845

Team free
1. Ukraine 94.2667; 2. Spain 92.0667; 3. Canada 89.4000

Free Combination
1. Ukraine 94.2667; 2. Hungary 78.5000

Highlights
1. Ukraine 94.4667; 2. Spain 91.6333; 3. Canada 89.7667

World Series Overall Ranking

1. Canada, 1425 points – US$ 100,000
2. Ukraine, 1365 points – US$ 70,000
3. Spain, 1220 points – US$ 50,000
4. Japan, 1130 points – US$ 40,000
5. France, 708 points – US$ 30,000
6. Hungary, 678 points – US$ 20,000
7. Italy, 520 points
8. Russia, 500 points
9. Germany, 308 points
10. Kazakhstan, 198 points
11. Serbia, 161 points
12. Singapore, 92 points

Calendar 2019:

1.    Paris (FRA): 28 February – 3 March
2.    Alexandroupolis (GRE): 5 – 7 April
3.    Kazan (RUS): 19-21 April
4.    Tokyo (JPN): 27 – 29 April
5.    Beijing (CHN) : 4 – 6 May
6.    Greensboro (USA): 24 – 26 May
7.    Quebec City (CAN): 30 May – 1 June
8.    Barcelona (ESP): 31 May – 2 June
•        Super Final - Budapest (HUN): 14 – 16 June