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:
- Czech Republic
- FINA (Mexico)
- Great Britain
All of the teams must confirm their participation by April 15th.
Below is the video coverage of the event, courtesy FINA.
- Spain (Ona Carbonell, Gemma Mengual): 89.1816
- Italy (Linda Cerruti, Costanza Ferro): 85.9000
- France (Laura Auge, Margaux Chretien): 84.5298
Duet Free- First Round
- Spain (Ona Carbonell, Gemma Mengual): 181.7816
- Italy (Linda Cerruti, Costanza Ferro): 176.0000
- France (Laura Auge, Margaux Chretien): 172.1965
- Chile: 92.9145
- Ukraine: 72.9316
- Canada: 68.6192
- Ukraine: 186.7855
- Japan: 186.7330
- Italy: 181.7487
Duet Free- Second Round
- Argentina (Etel Sanchez, Sofia Sanchez): 157.5193
- Great Britain (Katie Clark, Olivia Federici): 157.2544
- Slovakia (Nada Daabousova, Jana Labathova): 157.0434