After hitting the crossbar with the female duet on Friday, Brazil managed to qualify for two artistic swimming finals this Saturday at the Water Sports World Cup, which is being played in Budapest, Hungary. The free combo secured the eighth place in the heat with 78.3333 and qualified for the medal dispute. In the mixed technical duet, Gabriela Regly and Fabiano Ferreira added up to 73.2235 points, were in ninth place and also advanced to the decision.
In the free combo, Brazil was represented by Vitoria Casale, Julia Catharino, Rafaela Garcia, Luiza Lopes, Laura Micucci, Ana Beatriz Nunes, Celina Rangel, Gabriela Regly, Luiza Rodrigues and Anna Giulia Veloso. With 78.3333, the country was 15.2000 behind Ukraine, who finished first in the tie with 93.9333. Second place went to Japan with 92.8333 and third to Italy with 90.9667. The final will be played on Monday at 11 am.
In the mixed duet, Brazil will play in a World Cup final for the third time in a row. Gabriela Regly, who also competed in the free combo, returned to the pool alongside Fabiano Ferreira and totaled 73.2235 to qualify in ninth place. The leaders were the Italians Giorgio Minisini, who made 88.5734, and were followed by the Japanese Tomoka and Yotaro Sato with 85.8086 and the Chinese Haoyu Shi and Yiyao Zhang with 84.8232. The final is scheduled for Monday at 9 am.
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