BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- China's star sisters Jiang Wenwen and Jiang Tingting won the duet technical title at the FINA Synchronized Swimming World Series in Paris on Sunday.
The twin sisters, who made history by finishing fourth in pairs synchronized swimming at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, retired after the National Games in 2013. They each decided to make a comeback in 2015 after having daughters.
In the final which was contested by 28 pairs, the Chinese sisters collected 91.4818 points to win their first title after their comeback. The silver medal went to Japan's Yukiko Inui/Mai Nakamura, bronze medalists at the 2016 Rio Games, who scored 90.1401 points. Ukraine's Anna Voloshyna/Anastasiya Savchuk earned bronze.
"We failed to win in Germany last week due to a lack of preparation," said Jiang Wenwen. "So today we are very happy."
China also took a silver in the free combination final, while the gold went to an inspired Japanese squad. France won their first medal of the competition, finishing third.