USA Synchro Duet Wins Silver At China Open

U.S. Senior National Squad members Mariya Koroleva (Concord, Calif.) and Alison Williams (Northridge, Calif.) won silver medals in duet Wednesday at the China Open Synchronized Swimming Championships in Shaoxing, China.

The China Open included swimmers from eight Chinese provinces – including China’s national team duet – and Brazil.

Koroleva, a 2012 Olympian, and Williams scored 168.1699 points in the duet, which included scores of 83.2032 points in the technical routine and 84.9667 in the free.

“They had great energy in the final. They swam very well,” said U.S. Senior National Squad coach Myriam Glez.

Fellow U.S. National Squad members Anita Alvarez (Kenmore, N.Y.) and Claire Barton (Los Gatos, Calif.) also competed in the tech and free routines. The duo scored 81.4846 points in tech.

About USA Synchro

USA Synchro was established as a nonprofit organization in 1977, and is the United States national governing body for the sport, recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation Amateur) – the international governing federation. USA Synchro organizes, participates in, and promotes a variety of competitive events each year. These events begin at the local level and continue in the following categories: Senior (15 & O), Junior (15-18), Junior Olympic (19 & U), Collegiate and Masters (20+).

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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