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High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Twelve

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 31: Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic competes during the Men's 27m High Diving on day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Women's Water Polo - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Twelve

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 31: Swimmers the USA and Netherlands shaking hands after the line-up for the Women's Water Polo classification 5th/8th round match between USA and Netherlands during day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscines Bernat Picornell on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

High Diving - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Twelve

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 31: Silver medal winner Gary Hunt of Great Britain competes during the Men's 27m High Diving on day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Twelve

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 31: Ryan Lochte of the USA reacts after the Swimming Men's 200m Medley preliminaries heat five on day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Twelve

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 31: Georgia Davies of Great Britain competes during the Swimming Women's 50m Backstroke preliminaries heat six on day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Twelve

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 31: Georgia Davies of Great Britain prepares for the Swimming Women's 50m Backstroke preliminaries heat six on day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Twelve

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 31: Ryan Lochte of the USA competes during the Swimming Men's 200m Medley preliminaries heat five on day twelve of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 31, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 29: Missy Franklin of the USA competes during the Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 2 on day ten of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 29, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Missy Franklin of the USA competes during the Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 2 on day ten of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 29, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Russia competes during the Synchronized Swimming Free Combination Final on day eight of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 27, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Mexico compete during the Synchronized Swimming Free Combination Final on day eight of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 27, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

An athlete competes during the Men's 10m Platform Diving final on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Kosuke Kitajima of Japan competes during the Swimming Men's 100m Breaststroke Final on day ten of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 29, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Sascha Klein of Germany shakes his hair during the Men's 10m Platform Diving final on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tom Daley of Great Britain competes in the Men's 10m Platform Diving preliminary round on day eight of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 27, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Ryan Lochte of the USA shows his dejection after the Swimming Men's 4x100m Freestyle on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Ryan Lochte of the USA shows his dejection after the Swimming Men's 4x100m Freestyle on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Athletes compete during the Swimming events on day ten of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 29, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Great Britain compete during the Synchronized Swimming Team Free Final on day seven of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 26, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Yang Sun of China competes during the Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle Final on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yang Sun of China competes during the Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle Final on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Anthony Azevedo of US during the Men's Water Polo quarterfinals qualification match between United Sates of America and Spain during day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscines Bernat Picornell on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Diving - 15th FINA World Championships Day Five

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 24: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposures were combined in camera to produce this image.) Zsofia Reisinger of Hungary competes in the Women's 10m Platform Diving preliminary round on day five of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Three

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 22: Japan compete in the Synchronized Swimming Team Technical final on day three of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 22, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Four

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 23: Spain compete in the Synchronized Swimming Team preliminary round on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Diving - 15th FINA World Championships Day Four

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 23: Pamela Ware of Canada competes in the Women's 1m Springboard Diving final on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Four

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 23: Italy compete in the Synchronized Swimming Team preliminary round on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Four

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 23: Japan compete in the Synchronized Swimming Team preliminary round on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Five

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 24: Linda Cerruti of Italy competes in the Synchronized Swimming Solo Free final on day five of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 24, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Four

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 23: Russia compete in the Synchronized Swimming Team preliminary round on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Four

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 23: Ukraine compete in the Synchronized Swimming Duet preliminary round on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Four

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 23: Spain compete in the Synchronized Swimming Team preliminary round on day four of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Diving - 15th FINA World Championships Day Three

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 22: Linadini Yasmin and Dewi Setyaningsih of Indonesia compete in the Women's 10m Platform Synchronised Diving preliminary round on day three of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 22, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Two

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 21: Chloe Isaac and Karine Thomas of Canada compete in the Synchronized Swimming Duet Technical final on day two of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 21, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Open Water Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Three

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 22: Richard Weinberger #86 of Canada and Damien Cattin-Vidal #32 of France lead a group of swimmers during the Open Water Swimming Men's 10k race on day three of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 22, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Diving - 15th FINA World Championships Day Three

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 22: Illya Kvasha of Ukraine competes in the Men's 1m Springboard Diving final on day three of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 22, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day One

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 20: Hyun Ji Lim of Korea competes in the Synchronized Swimming Solo Technical preliminary round on day one of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 20, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Two

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 21: Linda Cerruti and Francesca Deidda of Italy compete in the Synchronized Swimming Free Combination final on day two of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 21, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Diving - 15th FINA World Championships Day Two

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 21: Yuan Cao and Yanguan Zhang of China competes in the Men's 10m Platform Synchronised Diving preliminary round on day two of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 21, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day One

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 20: Xuechen Huang of China competes in the Synchronized Swimming Solo Technical preliminary round on day one of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 20, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Open Water Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day One

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 20: Spectators watch the Open Water Swimming Men's 5k race on day one of the 15th FINA World Championships at Moll de la Fusta on July 20, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Synchronized Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day One

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 20: Russia compete in the Synchronized Swimming Team Technical preliminary round on day one of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 20, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Diving - 15th FINA World Championships Day One

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 20: Yorick De Bruijn of the Netherlands competes in the Men's 1m Springboard Diving preliminary round on day one of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 20, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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