Miya Tachibana and Miho Takeda, who won the duet silver at the Athens Olympics, took advantage of the absence of their Russian archrivals Saturday to win the duet final at the synchronized swimming World Grand Prix meet.

For their free routine performance, Tachibana and Takeda collected six 9.9s from the seven judges for artistic impression at Yokohama International swimming pool to secure a convincing victory with a two-day total of 98.650 points. The U.S. pair of Anna Kozlova and Alison Bartosik finished second with 96.750 points.

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