FINA, an acronym translating into English as the International Swimming Federation, is the governing body of arguably everything to do with swimming around planet Earth, as it’s viewed as the go-to in the regulation and treatment of various pool-based sports. The International Swimming Federation oversees international gaming in six individual sports, including diving, water polo, and artistic swimming.
This past weekend, running from April 20 to April 22, 2018, the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018 was held in Beijing, China, marking the second time in the competition’s history that competition was held in the Chinese capital.
Chinese artistic swimmers stole the show, stealing a whopping seven gold medals out of ten possible such awards given out over the three-day swimming competition. Slovakia came in third place with one medal, whereas Uzbekistan finished right in the middle of the two Asian countries, placing in first place twice.
Of the ten categories held at the Beijing competition, eight were solely for female competitors, whereas two were mixed, for both men and women.
The People’s Republic of China was proud to present the mixed duet of Zhang Yiyao and Shi Haoyu, scoring a 76.92 in the technical portion of the event, while bagging roughly 77.86 in its freestyle event.
China was also proud to bring home the winners in Team Free at 92.23, Technical at 89.09, and Combination at one of the highest scores at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018 international meetup, performing well enough for a 93.26.