Russia posted a near-perfect 99.000 to enter finals in the top position, while Spain finished in second place (98.000). China was close behind with a 97.666 and Canada grabbed the fourth place position with a 96.000. Italy (94.833), Japan (93.834) and the Ukraine (92.500) followed, respectively.
"Our theme is the Seven Deadly Sins," commented U.S. team member, Meghan Kinney. "With this routine, we are really able to highlight our lifts as well as stress the artistic side." "Our spirit really comes through with this routine," added teammate, Jillian Penner.
The U.S. roster contains one returning 2008 Olympian (Penner) and three members from the 2007 U.S. World Championship Team (Kinney, Penner and Layla Smith) that took home a bronze medal in Melbourne, Australia. Kinney, who was an alternate to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team serves as the Team Captain along with Smith.
Synchronized Swimming World Championships: 18-25 July
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