Last synchro duets decided for London Olympics

London 2012 Synchro

Italy Duet of Day 3 - credit: Giorgio ScalaLondon (April 22) - The final day of the FINA Olympic Games Synchronised Swimming Qualification saw the final four places in the Duet fought out with Israel, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary securing their Olympic positions.

The second round in the Duets was focused on the Free routine and the eight entries were fighting for the four top positions. Israel began the competition drawn in first place and put in a strong performance to score an improved Free routine total of 83.780 and finished in first place with a total of 168.580.

The second position went to Switzerland who demonstrated good height and improved synchronicity to score 83.780 and a total of 165.980.

Austria swam in the penultimate position and scored a total of 82.800 which saw them better their first round mark by almost a whole point. They secured the third Olympic spot with a total of 165.100.

The final Olympic place went to Hungary who performed consistently throughout the routine to score 80.540 and secured a total of 161.640.


Duet from Belarus - credit: Giorgio Scala
Duet from Belarus - credit: Giorgio Scala