ARTISTIC SWIMMING Preview: Superstar Kolesnichenko to headline World Series in Kazan

World Solo Champion Svetlana Kolesnichenko (RUS)

The FINA Artistic Swimming World Series has been missing the no.1 star in the sport … until this week.

The circuit comes to the Kazan (RUS) Aquatics Palace and so the reigning Solo Technical and Solo Free World Champion, and the winner of 13 World Championships gold medals, Svetlana Kolesnichenko is entered in at least the Solo events.

Also ready to compete is Linda Cerruti (ITA), the 2016 Europeans Solo Tech & Free bronze medalist and the 2018 European Solo Tech bronze medalist and solo Free silver medalist, plus Vasilina Khandoshka (BLR), a 2018 European Solo Tech & Free finalist.

The Duet programs will include Italy’s Cerruti and Costanza Ferro, who finished sixth in Rio in 2016 and won bronze medals in the 2016 and 2018 European Duet Technical and Free finals.

Russia’s Svetlana Romashina, the famed Duet Technical & Free World Champion in 2009-11-13-15 with Natalia Ischchenko, is expected in the Duets with a new partner.

In the Mixed Duets, Russia’s Aleksandr Maltsev and Maya Gurbanberdyeva will be featured; they won silver medals in the 2017 Worlds in both the Technical and Free routines.

Look for results here.