Jacqueline Simoneau earned gold in the solo event and bronze in the duo competition ©Getty Images

Canada’s Jacqueline Simoneau topped the solo technical standings on the opening day of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Artistic Swimming World Series in Alexandroupolis.

Simoneau earned 87.8487 points from the judges at the World Series event, which is held under the banner of the Hellas Beetles Cup.

Her efforts saw her finish first in the standings in Axd Aquatic Center.

Greece’s Evangelia Platanioti was forced to settle for second in front of her home crowd, as she achieved 87.5534.

The podium was completed by Germany’s Marlene Bojer, who scored 76.9753.

There was also success for Ukraine on the first day of action, Marta Fiedina and Anastasiya Savchuk winning the duet technical competition.

The pair scored 91.4462 points to take gold ahead of Italy’s Linda Cerruti and Costanza Ferro, who ended on 88.6696.

Simoneau added to her solo triumph by winning bronze with fellow Canadian Claudia Holzner on 87.3405.

Ukraine were crowned winners of the team technical event as their squad achieved a score of 91.7261.

Canada and Greece rounded off the top three with scores of 86.6664 and 85.6633, respectively.

Ukraine secured victory in the team technical event ©FINA
Ukraine secured victory in the team technical event ©FINA

An Opening Ceremony also took place on the first day.

Solo competition will conclude tomorrow with swimmers contesting the free routine.

The mixed duet technical and free routines will be held on the same day, along with the team free routine.

The World Series event will end the following day with the duet free routine, highlight routine and free combination all taking place.

A gala will bring proceedings to a close.

The event is the second of nine World Series competitions.