Russia’s famous synchro swimmer Romashina plans comeback to sports

Sport August 08, 15:18

Svetlana Romashina last participated in sports events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and was retired since then

GLASGOW, August 8. /TASS/. Russia’s five-time Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Svetlana Romashina plans her comeback to sports and sets sights on the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in South Korea, Head Coach Tatiana Pokrovskaya told TASS on Wednesday.

Romashina, 28, is also an 18-time world champion and 10-time European champion. She last participated in sports events at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and was retired since then.

"Svetlana Romashina intends to return," the head coach of the Russian national synchronized swimming team said. "If everything turns out to be all right, Romashina will be working in pair with [Svetlana] Kolesnichenko."

This month at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Russia’s 24-year-old Kolesnichenko won four gold medals in synchronized swimming - in duet technical, solo technical, duet free and solo free routines.

Kolesnichenko, who is also the 2016 Olympic champion and 13-time world champion, won two of four gold medals at the European championship in duet routines in pair with Varvara Subbotina.

Synchronized swimming competitions at the 2018 European Championship were completed on August 7 with Kolesnichenko’s victory in solo free routine. In all, the Russian national team’s synchro swimmers won eight out of nine gold medals in various routines. Russia did not participate in the combination free routine, which was won by the national team of Ukraine.

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