May, Spendlove get first U.S. medal at worlds

From ESPN - July 17, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Bill May and Kanako Spendlove claimed bronze in the mixed duet technical synchronized swimming competition on Monday, earning the United States' first medal of the world championships.

"I feel amazing. I am not disappointed with this bronze medal at all," said May, who won gold in the same event at the 2015 worlds. "I am happy with my result and with other performances."

Spendlove won four medals (one gold, three silver) at the worlds in 2003 and 2005 when she was representing Japan.

Giorgio Minisini and Manila Flamini earned Italy its first gold medal of the world swimming championships by winning the event.

Minisini and Flamini finished with a total of 90.2979 points, edging Russia's Mikhaela Kalancha and Aleksandr Maltsev by just 0.034 of a point. The Americans had 87.6682 points

"Doing 90 in this competition is something unbelievable. We could not even think about such high scores," Minsini said.


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