Russia, Spain place 1-2 in Team tech, Japan and Ukraine tie for third

London 2012 Synchro

London (April 19) - Day two of the FINA Olympic Games Synchronised Swimming Qualification saw the Russian team prove dominant in the Team Technical routine. After enjoying success on day one of the competition. The Russian team pushed on to an accomplished performance with their Russian dance inspired routine.

Drawn in sixth, the athletes took to the starting platform with confidence and began their routine with their usual precision and impressive technique. They demonstrated their required elements with ease and they finished the routine to a final score of 97.700.

World technical team bronze medallists Spain secured second position ahead of the Free routine with a strong performance to “Tamacun” by Rodrigo y Gabriele. Spain demonstrated their speed through the water as they performed their complex routine. They finished with a score of 96.100.

Russian team proved dominant in the Team tech - credit: Giorgio Scala

In joint third place was Japan and Ukraine with a score 93.500 as they battle it out for the remaining Olympic spot. Japan had a high intensity routine to the music of Blair Witch - Rock Water. Ukraine’s performed a traditional patriotic routine that showed their sharp movements throughout the routine.

Team Ukraine in action - credit: Giorgio Scala