3 Teams, 24 Duets Secure Olympic Spots At FINA Synchro Qualifier

This weekend, Ukraine, Japan, and Italy scored the top spots at the FINA Synchronized Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center in Rio de Janeiro. The three nations, which took gold (Ukraine: 186.7855), silver (Japan: 186.7330), and bronze (181.7487) in the tournament will now join the five already-qualified teams in Olympic competition this summer. An additional 24 duets also qualified for Rio.

You can see the full results from the tournament here.

A total of 30 countries competed in the tournament, which took place from March 2nd through the 6th.

The teams who will compete in the team competition this summer are:

  • Brazil (host nation, representing the American continent)
  • Russia (European continent)
  • China (Asian continent)
  • Australia (Oceanian continent)
  • Egypt (African continent)
  • Ukraine (gold at qualifier)
  • Japan (silver at qualifier)
  • Italy (bronze at qualifier)

The 24 duets who qualified this weekend for Olympic competition are:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • FINA (Mexico)
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • USA

All of the teams must confirm their participation by April 15th.

Below is the video coverage of the event, courtesy FINA.

Duet Technical

  1. Spain (Ona Carbonell, Gemma Mengual): 89.1816
  2. Italy (Linda Cerruti, Costanza Ferro): 85.9000
  3. France (Laura Auge, Margaux Chretien): 84.5298

 Duet Free- First Round

  1. Spain (Ona Carbonell, Gemma Mengual): 181.7816
  2. Italy (Linda Cerruti, Costanza Ferro): 176.0000
  3. France (Laura Auge, Margaux Chretien): 172.1965

Team Technical

  1. Chile: 92.9145
  2. Ukraine: 72.9316
  3. Canada: 68.6192

Team Free

  1. Ukraine: 186.7855
  2. Japan: 186.7330
  3. Italy: 181.7487

Duet Free- Second Round

  1. Argentina (Etel Sanchez, Sofia Sanchez): 157.5193
  2. Great Britain (Katie Clark, Olivia Federici): 157.2544
  3. Slovakia (Nada Daabousova, Jana Labathova): 157.0434

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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