Montreuil, March 21, 2014Jacqueline Simoneau of Montreal continued to impress on the international stage Friday placing second in the preliminaries of the solo free program at the the France Open Make Up For Ever synchronized swimming competition.

Yukiko Inui of Japan leads with 90.6667 points, Simoneau follows at 88.3333 and Linda Cerruti of Italy is third at 87.8000.  The final is on Saturday. Last weekend at the German Open, Simoneau ranked second in the free program.  

In the duet free final, Wenyan Sun and Xuechen Huang of China won the gold medal with 92.2000, Inui and Risako Mitsui of Japan were second at 90.3333 and Lolita Ananasova and Anna Voloshyna of Ukraine third at 90.0000.

Simoneau and Karine Thomas of Gatineau, Que., in their first season together, were fourth with 88.4667.

Competition ends Saturday with the solo free final and the team technical and free events.

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.

Synchro Canada would like to thank its sponsors:

Program partners: Sport Canada, Own The Podium, the Institut national du sport du Québec

Official Aquatic Supplier: Speedo Canada

Official make up: MAKE UP FOR EVER

Official suppliers: Knox Gelatine, AdUp, National Car Rental

Official hotel: Hilton Hotels Canada

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Patrick Godbout

Synchro Canada

Communications Manager

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Cell.: (514) 213-9897