Québec City, October 3, 2014 – Two events were on the schedule on the second day of the 13th FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup, starting with the preliminary round of the new Highlight Team event. Canada started the day with a bang, getting second place with a mark of 89.1000.
First introduced at the 2009 World Trophy and presented for the first time in a World Cup this year in Quebec City, the Highlight Team event is the newest event in synchronized swimming. Extremely spectacular, it features intricate patterns and figures as well as jaw-dropping highlights made possible by the addition of 2 extra athletes, creating 10-member teams.
Ukraine currently sits in first position with a score of 91.8667 while Mexico is third with 85.2667.
In the Team Technical event held later in the evening, Canada posted a fourth position with a score of 87.7106, continuing the team’s steady progress and closing the gap with the world’s top teams. China is first with 92.7655, Ukraine is second at 90.0906 while Japan is third with 90.0755.
“We have a very young team, almost completely rebuilt since the 2012 Olympics”, said Karine Thomas, the last remaining member of the London squad. “But we are not standing still. We are continuously getting better and stronger.”
“This team has so much potential”, added Head Coach Meng Chen. “We will continue to work to convince our fans, and the judges that we can perform at the same level as our competitors.”
The competition continues tomorrow at Université Laval’s PEPS with the conclusion of both the team and duet events as the athletes will be performing their free programs. The events get underway at 1pm with the Free Combination preliminaries, followed by the Free duet and team events.
For results, schedules, start lists and to follow the World Cup LIVE, please see the event website at www.finasynchroquebec2014.com.
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About Synchro Canada
Synchro Canada is the national organization governing synchronized swimming in Canada. It represents 10 provincial associations, a territorial association, as well as some 150 clubs and 12,000 members across Canada. A member of FINA, the world’s governing aquatic sports organization, Synchro Canada promotes the quest for excellence by developing the athletes, citizens and ambassadors of the sport of synchronized swimming at every level.
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