Ukraine wins gold in synchronised Swimming as Russia denied participation
In the free solo preliminary, Svetlana Kolesnichenko finished top of the rankings with 95.5333 points and will be strong favourite to win gold in Tuesday's final.
The absence of the Russians, who had won every competition at the Championships so far, enabled Ukraine, who had already taken two silvers, to claim the title convincingly with a score of 94.4667 points.
Italy (92.6000) won the silver medal ahead of Spain (91.4667).
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