Host nation Russia was the dominant force at the 2019 European Artistic Swimming Champions Cup where they won seven out of the eight events with only the Highlights Routine being their only blemish. The European Artistic Swimming Champions Cup was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia from May 10th to May 12th 2019. In terms of Olympic qualification, the highest ranked nation in the women’s team and duet after combining their total technical and free routine scores will be given a quota to compete.
Russia, the five-time Olympic champions once again showed the world why they are the best in the world by getting a combined team score of 192.6961, over 11 points ahead of Spain and 22 points ahead of Greece whom finished with 181.6018 and 170.3137 combined points respectively. By qualifying a team quota Russia is now also qualified in the duet event.
Similarly, Russia was also on top in the combined women’s duet rankings where Svetlana Kolesnichenko and Svetlana Romashina finished with a combined score of 192.8435. Since Russia has already qualified a duet, the Olympic quota went to second place Ukraine where Marta Fiedina and Anastasiya Savchuk finished with a combined score of 184.7810, ahead of Spain’s Sara Saldana, Paula Ramierz (Technical) and Ona Carbonell (Free) whom finished with a combined score of 178.3865.
Should Ukraine qualify a team the duet quota will be reallocated to the next best duet at the 2020 Olympic Games Qualification Tournament. The next opportunity for European nations to qualify a team will be at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.