This is Synchro! Hold Your Breath (VIDEO)

FINA uploaded a video to their YouTube channel highlighting the beauty and difficulty that encompasses the sport of synchronized swimming. The video takes an aim at highlighting why synchro deserves our attention and respect. It features some of synchronized swimming‘s best during their performances at last summer’s World Championships in Kazan.

Synchronized swimming is often described as a mix of swimming, dancing, and gymnastics, and performing all three at the same time is as difficult as it sounds. The result is absolutely amazing to see and after watching the video, you will agree that the discipline and its athletes deserve our attention and respect!” Check it out below!

This video comes just after the completion of synchronized swimming at the Olympics, where Russia came out on top yet again. The USA failed to medal, with Russian pair Natalia Ischenko and Svetlana Romashina combining to win a second-straight Olympic gold in the synchronized swimming duet on Tuesday– giving them each 4 career gold medals.

Here are the final standings of the Technical Routine:

  1. Russia – 194.5244
  2. China – 192.3688
  3. Japan – 188.0547
  4. Ukraine – 187.1358
  5. Spain – 186.6357
  6. Italy – 182.8079
  7. Canada – 179.8916
  8. France – 174.2491
  9. USA – 173.9945
  10. Greece – 171.8550
  11. Mexico – 170.9935
  12. Austria – 170.5970

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Cynthia mae Curran

Back in the early 1980’s US did great when we had the duo.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

One of the most underrated TOUGHEST sport there is to train – i watched the women’s 8 and it was unbelievable mastery .

Why the video only show white girls?

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Rachel Harvill

Rachel has been swimming ever since she can remember. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she learned to love swimming with the Walnut Creek Aquabears. She took her passion for swimming to Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she primarily competes in sprint freestyle events. In addition …

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