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ABOVE WATER

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AEROMEXICO
At the world aquatics championships in Melbourne members of Mexico's synchronized swim team lacked gravitas, but in a good way. In the diving competition Italy's Marocchi Valentina (below, left), Russia's Gleb Galperin and China's He Chong plunged, fiercely.

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A gallery of photos from the swimming competitions in Melbourne.

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DAVID GRAY/REUTERS (SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING)

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OSPORTS/WIREIMAGE.COM (VALENTINA)

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ITSUO INOUYE/AP (GALPERIN)

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ADREES LATIF/REUTERS (CHONG)