Team Canada concludes 2018 FINA World Junior Championships with 7th position in Free Program

Team Canada had one last program to show the world on Saturday at the FINA World Junior Championships: its free routine.

Based on the theme We the North, the routine is an exploration of winter and includes underlying imagery of power, strength, fire, ice, and unity. The music is a combination of three selections by artist Epic Score and two by the famous Toronto-born artist Drake.

In the morning’s preliminary session, Canada secured its spot in the final by placing 7th with a score of 84.8333. Swimming 4th in the final held in the evening, the Canadians took to the pool with confidence for their last performance at these World Junior Championships and improved their score to 85.1333, securing their final 7th position.

Russia and Ukraine earned gold and silver, while Japan very narrowly edged China for bronze. Spain (5th) and Italy (6th) rounded the top 6, followed by Canada who finished as the top country from the Americas.

The delegation was led by Head Coach Kasia Kulesza (Québec City, QC) and Assistant Coaches Jennifer Koptie (Toronto, ON) and Jennifer Tregale (Calgary, AB). Elena Podolsky (Kitchener, ON) was the Team Leader in Budapest.

The swimmers representing Canada in this year’s World Junior Championships were:

ATHLETE NAME HOMETOWN CLUB
ARMSTRONG, Emily Scarborough, ON Regional Training Centre – Ontario
BARRETT, Catherine St. John’s, NL Regional Training Centre – Ontario
CZARKOWSKI, Jaime Calgary, AB Calgary Aquabelles
FINN, Scarlett Toronto, ON Regional Training Centre – Ontario
GAUTHIER, Mikaëlle Gatineau, QC Dollard Synchro
HOPPER, Paige Calgary, AB Calgary Aquabelles
REGNIER, Jaiden Mactaquac, NB Regional Training Centre – Ontario
SPOTT, Emma Toronto, ON Regional Training Centre – Ontario
WINKELAAR, Cassandra Calgary, AB Calgary Aquabelles
HOFFMANN, Teah Calgary, AB Calgary Aquabelles
STREMLAW, Kristin Ottawa, ON Regional Training Centre – Ontario

Here are Canadian rankings for all events at the competition.

EVENT ATHLETES RANK
SOLO TECHNICAL ARMSTRONG, Emily 8
SOLO FREE ARMSTRONG, Emily 6
DUET TECHNICAL ARMSTRONG, Emily
HOPPER, Paige
[R] BARRETT, Catherine
8
DUET FREE ARMSTRONG, Emily
HOPPER, Paige
[R] GAUTHIER, Mikaëlle
6
TEAM TECHNICAL ARMSTRONG, Emily
BARRETT, Catherine
CZARKOWSKI, Jaime
FINN, Scarlett
GAUTHIER, Mikaëlle
HOPPER, Paige
REGNIER, Jaiden
SPOTT, Emma
[R] HOFFMANN, Teah
[R] STREMLAW, Kristin
[R] WINKELAAR, Cassandra
7
TEAM FREE ARMSTRONG, Emily
BARRETT, Catherine
CZARKOWSKI, Jaime
GAUTHIER, Mikaëlle
HOPPER, Paige
REGNIER, Jaiden
SPOTT, Emma
WINKELAAR, Cassandra
[R] FINN, Scarlett
[R] HOFFMANN, Teah
[R] STREMLAW, Kristin
7

For all results, please visit the event page on synchro.ca.

For additional information about Junior World Championships, visit FINA’s website.

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