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China, Russia leading in number of medals as FINA World Championships enter fifth day

July 29, 2015, 9:31 UTC+3 KAZAN
On Wednesday winners will be determined in diving and synchronized swimming
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Russian synchronized swimmer Natalya Ischenko

Russian synchronized swimmer Natalya Ischenko

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KAZAN, July 29. /TASS/. Two sets of medals are at stake on Wednesday at FINA World Championships in Kazan. Winners will be determined in diving and synchronized swimming.

The championship will run until August 9. A total of 75 sets of medals will be awarded in six types of water sports — diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, water polo, open water swimming and high diving. After four days of the championship, China and Russia are leading in the number of won medals. China won 11 medals (6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze), while the Russian team won 6 medals (3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze).

Synchronized swimmers will compete in women’s solo free, where three-times Olympic champion Natalya Ischenko has the biggest chances to win, as she became 17-times world champion in Kazan after winning in duet with Svetlana Romashkina.

In diving, athletes will compete in 3m springboard/10m platform team.

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