The final event in Artistic Swimming at the FINA World Championships 2019 in Gwangju was the Free Combination event. The Free Combination is swum by eight to ten swimmers, and each routine is a combination of all the other events: solos, duets, trios, and team segments.
In the preliminary round, due to a penalty Russia received for being over the 4:00 minutes time limit, the difference between their score and the score for the Chinese team was 0.5000 points. The Russian Combo swimmers depicted warriors and concubines in their routine which was based upon the Russian Opera “Knyaz (prince) Igor”.
Having cut enough time from their preliminary routine, the Russians were within the allowed time and claimed their 9th gold medal at the 2019 World Championships with 98.0000 points.