Russia (99.167) snagged another gold medal with its "Life of Sea" routine, while Spain's (98.167) "Haunted House" theme earned a silver medal. China's 97.167 was good enough for a bronze medal, while Canada grabbed fourth place (96.000) with its "Signs of the Zodiac" routine. Italy entertained the home crowed with a 95.000 while Japan (94.000), France (93.000), and the Ukraine (92.667) followed, respectively.
"Today we were full of energy," commented U.S. team member, Layla Smith. "We wanted to nail all of our lifts and we did that."
The U.S. roster contains one returning 2008 Olympian (Jillian Penner) and three members from the 2007 U.S. World Championship Team (Meghan Kinney, Penner and 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 Co-Captain along with Smith.
Overall, 269 synchronized swimmers from 41 different countries competed in the FINA World Championships which were held at the Foro Italico venue.
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