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Synchronized Swimming at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Duet

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing
Date Started: August 18, 2008
Date Finished: August 20, 2008
Format: Top 12 duos from qualifying advanced to final free routine. Final score is 50% of technical score from the qualifying round and 50% of free routine score.

Gold: RUS Russia
Silver: ESP Spain
Bronze: JPN Japan

Summary

The defending champions were Russians Anastasiya Davydova and Anastasiya Yermakova, who had also won the 2003, 2005, and 2007 World Championships. They won easily, taking a huge lead in the preliminaries. The results mirrored the Melbourne 2007 World Championships with the top eight teams finishing in the same order.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Russia RUS Gold
2 Spain ESP Silver
3 Japan JPN Bronze
4 China CHN
5 United States USA
6 Canada CAN
7 Italy ITA
8 Ukraine UKR
9 Netherlands NED
10 Greece GRE
11 France FRA
12 Switzerland SUI
13 Brazil BRA
14 Great Britain GBR
15 Israel ISR
16 North Korea PRK
17 Belarus BLR
18 Czech Republic CZE
19 Mexico MEX
20 Kazakhstan KAZ
21 Australia AUS
22 Austria AUT
23 New Zealand NZL
24 Egypt EGY