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Sixth Chinese gold at finswimming world meet

08-03-2011 10:57 BJT

BUDAPEST, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Liu Jiao won China's sixth gold medal at the World Finswimming Championships in Hodmezovasarhely, southern Hungary on Tuesday.

Liu was the fastest in the 400m IM women's final timing 2 minutes 59.24 seconds to pick up her second gold of the meet. Completing a Chinese one-two, Xu Yichuan won silver finishing in 3 minutes 1.30 seconds.

Shin Jin-hee of South Korea grabbed bronze with a time of 3 minutes 8.18 seconds

Also on day 4 of the championships, the unstoppable Russian Pavel Kabanov claimed his fourth gold in four days when winning the 50m AP men's final in 14.11 seconds.

Lee Kwan-ho of South Korea took silver 0.07 seconds behind with Kim Taekyun of South Korea a further 0.04 behind.

In the 800 men's SF final Stefano Figini of Italy won gold in 6 minutes 17.98 seconds, beating Oleksandr Odynokov of Ukraine (6 minutes 20.41 seconds); and Max Lauschus of Germany (6 minutes 20.75 seconds).

Margaryta Artiushenko of Ukraine won the 100m SF women's final in 39.60 seconds ahead of Camille Heitz of France (40.63 seconds) and Jang Yesol of South Korea (40.79 seconds).

In the 100 BF women's final Vitalina Simonova took another gold for Russia with a time of 47.83 seconds. Her compatriot Medeya Dzhavakhishvili won silver (48.23 seconds) while Petra Senanszky of Hungary took bronze (48.86 seconds).

In the 4x200 SF women's relay final, Russia (Valeria Baranovskaya, Maria Radchenko, Elena Kononova, Kravchuk Vasilisa) won gold with a time of 6 minutes 10.09 seconds.

Ukraine (Iana Trofymets, Anastasiia Antoniak, Iryna Kucher, Olga Shliakhovska) took silver (6 minutes 21.03 seconds) while Italy (Giorgia VeronicaViero, Silvia Baroncini, Debora Chiarello, Viola Donadello) came third (6 minutes 23.67 seconds).

After four days, Russia have increased their lead at the top of the medal table with nine golds, followed by China with six golds. Hungary and Italy are in third spot with two golds.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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