The duet of Megumi Field and Natalia Vega won the FINA World Swimming Championships again

Megumi Field and Natalia Vega compete during the women’s free duo at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series on April 3, 2022 in Paris.

The FINA Artistic Swimming World Series has been mostly virtual this season, and it has worked out well with Megumi Field and Natalia Vega.

The duo won the women’s free duo event on Sunday in the virtual competition hosted by Australia, marking their third win in as many World Championship events this season. They opened the World Championships in March by claiming the free duo title in the virtual event held by the United States and Canada. In April, they won the same event in Paris.

Now they did it again.

Feld and Vega scored 84.900 points to beat the second-placed South Korean by 0.700 points.

The duo also participated in the mixed team spotlight event on Sunday, which was also won by the United States. The Americans scored 84.6333 points, taking second place to Canada with 82.9667. This was also Team USA’s third win of the season in the Team Highlights event.

23-year-old Vega, of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, was the oldest member of the Highlight team, while Field, 16, of Wilmington, Delaware, was one of eight teens on the 10-member team.

At the World Championships, athletes compete in women’s, men’s, and mixed events in singles, duos, and team events, with medals awarded for both the free and technical programs. This format differs from the Olympic format, in which only women’s duos and women’s teams are competed, and winners are determined based on a common freestyle and technical routine.

Vega and Field were included in the starting roster for the women’s duo technical event but did not finish competing.

Following the Australia event, the World Championships concludes with the Super Finals from May 20-22 in Athens, Greece.

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