The Spanish team won the first medal in the Swimming World Championships that are taking place in Budapest this Saturday after winning the bronze in the final of the Highlight category, closing a podium with the Ukrainians in the highest drawer.
The Spanish Cristina Arambula, Abril Conesa, Meritxell Mas, Alisa Ozhogina, Iris Tió, Berta Ferreras, Emma García, María Hernández, Paula Ramírez and Blanco Toledano, directed by Mayu Fujiki, reached 91.9333 points in this final, swimming better than in the preliminary phase -with 91.3667-.
[Ledecky, another four golds]
The great closing of the Spanish team touched the 92 points to achieve the bronze, a spectacular exercise that placed them two tenths of the Italians, who beat Spain by the minimum (92.2667) and made up for the preliminary round by being below.
Ukraine was the big winner of the afternoon, achieving gold in the test with 94.2333 points. In fourth position was Mexico, with 88.5333 points, followed by Greece (87.6000), while the United States had to settle for sixth position away from the podium, with 87.5000 units.
Thus, the Spanish managed to recover from fourth place in the Free Team final of the World Cup, staying just over one point off the podium, while the Spanish duo made up of Emma García and Pau Ribes closed the World Cup in Budapest with a double fourth position in Free and Technical Mixed Duo.