The World Aquatics Championships have seen China dominate the first week of competition, winning 16 out of 29 gold medals in artistic swimming and diving. Australia has been the only other country to win a gold medal so far, with Maddison Keeney and Domonic Bedggood taking the mixed 3-meter synchronized springboard.
On Saturday, Cheng Wentao and Shi Haoyu retained their world title in the artistic mixed duet free event, scoring more than 15 points ahead of silver medalists Mireia Hernandez and Dennis Gonzalez of Spain. Mexico’s Trinidad Meza and Diego Villalobos took bronze in this event.
The swimming events are set to begin on Sunday, with Australia currently leading the way with three golds so far. However, China’s success in Doha has been nothing short of impressive, setting a high standard for the rest of the competition. The athletes were thrilled to win the gold medal at the World Championship on Chinese New Year, and it’s clear that they are dominating the event so far.