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Synchronized Swimming at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Team

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Olympic Green, Beijing
Date Started: August 22, 2008
Date Finished: August 23, 2008
Format: Technical and free routines. Final total is sum of 50% of technical routine score and 50% of free routine score.

Gold: RUS Russia
Silver: ESP Spain
Bronze: CHN China

Summary

Russia was not expected to be challenged and they were not, winning the gold medal easily. In the technical routine they opened a 0.583 lead over Spain, eliminating any suspense over the outcome. But they put on a true show in the freestyle final routine, scoring a perfect 50 points. China placed third, winning their first ever medal in synchronized swimming.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS TRP FRP
1 Russia RUS Gold 99,500 49,500 50,000
2 Spain ESP Silver 98,251 48,917 49,334
3 China CHN Bronze 97,334 48,584 48,750
4 Canada CAN 95,668 47,584 48,084
5 United States USA 95,334 47,584 47,750
6 Japan JPN 95,334 48,167 47,167
7 Australia AUS 82,167 40,417 41,750
8 Egypt EGY 80,833 39,750 41,083