wjssc-2014-jacqueline-prelimsHelsinki, July 31, 2014  – Jacqueline Simoneau of Montreal stands in fourth place after the preliminaries in Thursday’s solo competition at the FINA World Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships.

She was disappointed with the result but pleased with her performance. “Today, following the amazing duet and team swims of yesterday, I added another solid performance for Canada. I had a great preparation and put all the best aspects in this swim. Although there is always room for improvement for finals.”

Anisiya Neborako of Russia holds the lead with 90.300 points, Asuka Tasaki of Japan is second at 89.2333 and Anastasiya Savchuk of Ukraine third at 87.3333.  Simoneau, the bronze medalist from the 2012 World Junior Championships in this event, is a very close fourth at 87.0333.

The 17-year-old athlete, who also represents Canada at the senior level in the team, duet and solo events, is looking forward to Friday’s figures event to move up in the standings before the finals.  She has had consistent and very positive feedback from the international judging community this season in the figure component.

Both Friday’s figures marks and Sunday’s final will count towards her overall final score.

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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