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WORLD TROPHY Day 2: Spain more ?brilliant? than ever

Spain confirmed its favouritism for the final victory, at home, in the 3rd FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy, organised in Madrid from December 5-7. In the team free event, the Spaniards displayed the successful routine – “Africa” – that led them to the silver medal at both the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne (AUS). But this time, the Iberians were literally more ‘shiny’ than ever: they have incorporated lights in their swimsuit, enhancing the spectacular character of their presentation. In a scheme that is now well assimilated by the Spanish athletes (this time, their icon Gemma Mengual did not swim), they got three perfect 10 from the judges and finished with a total of 99.666. With the victory on Day 1 in the duet ‘combined’ event (free and thematic), Spain is close to getting first place of this year’s overall ranking of the World Trophy – in 2006 and 2007, Russia won – a competition attended by FINA Honorary Treasurer Dr. Julio Maglione.

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
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06Dec2008

Spain more "brilliant" than ever

ophy 2008

Spain confirmed its favouritism for the final victory, at home, in the 3rd FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy, organised in Madrid from December 5-7. In the team free event, the Spaniards displayed the successful routine – “Africa” – that led them to the silver medal at both the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne (AUS). But this time, the Iberians were literally more ‘shiny’ than ever: they have incorporated lights in their swimsuit, enhancing the spectacular character of their presentation. In a scheme that is now well assimilated by the Spanish athletes (this time, their icon Gemma Mengual did not swim), they got three perfect 10 from the judges and finished with a total of 99.666. With the victory on Day 1 in the duet ‘combined’ event (free and thematic), Spain is close to getting first place of this year’s overall ranking of the World Trophy – in 2006 and 2007, Russia won – a competition attended by FINA Honorary Treasurer Dr. Julio Maglione.

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
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06Dec2008

WORLD TROPHY Day 2: Spain more ?brilliant? than ever

Spain confirmed its favouritism for the final victory, at home, in the 3rd FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy, organised in Madrid from December 5-7. In the team free event, the Spaniards displayed the successful routine – “Africa” – that led them to the silver medal at both the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne (AUS). But this time, the Iberians were literally more ‘shiny’ than ever: they have incorporated lights in their swimsuit, enhancing the spectacular character of their presentation. In a scheme that is now well assimilated by the Spanish athletes (this time, their icon Gemma Mengual did not swim), they got three perfect 10 from the judges and finished with a total of 99.666. With the victory on Day 1 in the duet ‘combined’ event (free and thematic), Spain is close to getting first place of this year’s overall ranking of the World Trophy – in 2006 and 2007, Russia won – a competition attended by FINA Honorary Treasurer Dr. Julio Maglione.

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
Madrid
Link
06Dec2008

Spain more "brilliant" than ever

ophy 2008

Spain confirmed its favouritism for the final victory, at home, in the 3rd FINA Synchronised Swimming World Trophy, organised in Madrid from December 5-7. In the team free event, the Spaniards displayed the successful routine – “Africa” – that led them to the silver medal at both the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2007 FINA World Championships in Melbourne (AUS). But this time, the Iberians were literally more ‘shiny’ than ever: they have incorporated lights in their swimsuit, enhancing the spectacular character of their presentation. In a scheme that is now well assimilated by the Spanish athletes (this time, their icon Gemma Mengual did not swim), they got three perfect 10 from the judges and finished with a total of 99.666. With the victory on Day 1 in the duet ‘combined’ event (free and thematic), Spain is close to getting first place of this year’s overall ranking of the World Trophy – in 2006 and 2007, Russia won – a competition attended by FINA Honorary Treasurer Dr. Julio Maglione.

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
Madrid
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06Dec2008

WORLD TROPHY Day 1: Spain shines on historical day for Synchro

World Trophy 2008 The sport of synchronised swimming experienced historical moments on the first day of the 3rd FINA Synchro World Trophy, taking place in Madrid (ESP) from December 5-7. In the new event created for this competition, the Thematic Duet, the world discovered a new way of displaying this already spectacular discipline. The idea of this routine is to present a programme inspired by the culture of the host country (Spain); at the same time, swimmers are allowed to wear additional accessories during their presentation. All the eight duets present at the competition ‘played’ the game, but the ‘Award of Originality’ went to the pair from Great Britain: Olivia Allison and Jenna Randall marched on the platform with flamenco shoes and, to the surprise of the spectators and judges, continued their programme in the water with those shoes! Spain and Canada were also on the more original side of the Thematic Duet, with the Iberians (Andrea Fuentes and Gemma Mengual) covering one leg and the North Americans (Tracy Little and Elise Marcotte) covering both of them. For the first time in the history of a FINA synchronised swimming competition, swimmers performed with covered legs or shoes on their feet: an image that may shock the purists of the discipline, but that undoubtedly opens a wide range of new opportunities in the discipline. For the television crews and the photographers present in Madrid, it was certainly a pleasure to capture these moments; for the spectators and TV viewers, it surely constitutes a very positive and encouraging dimension in synchronised swimming.

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
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05Dec2008

Madrid 2008, day 1: Spain shines on historical day for Synchro

The sport of synchronised swimming experienced historical moments on the first day of the 3rd FINA Synchro World Trophy, taking place in Madrid (ESP) from December 5-7. In the new event created for this competition, the Thematic Duet, the world discovered a new way of displaying this already spectacular discipline. The idea of this routine is to present a programme inspired by the culture of the host country (Spain); at the same time, swimmers are allowed to wear additional accessories during their presentation. All the eight duets present at the competition ‘played’ the game, but the ‘Award of Originality’ went to the pair from Great Britain: Olivia Allison and Jenna Randall marched on the platform with flamenco shoes and, to the surprise of the spectators and judges, continued their programme in the water with those shoes!

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
Link
05Dec2008

WORLD TROPHY Day 1: Spain shines on historical day for Synchro

World Trophy 2008 The sport of synchronised swimming experienced historical moments on the first day of the 3rd FINA Synchro World Trophy, taking place in Madrid (ESP) from December 5-7. In the new event created for this competition, the Thematic Duet, the world discovered a new way of displaying this already spectacular discipline. The idea of this routine is to present a programme inspired by the culture of the host country (Spain); at the same time, swimmers are allowed to wear additional accessories during their presentation. All the eight duets present at the competition ‘played’ the game, but the ‘Award of Originality’ went to the pair from Great Britain: Olivia Allison and Jenna Randall marched on the platform with flamenco shoes and, to the surprise of the spectators and judges, continued their programme in the water with those shoes! Spain and Canada were also on the more original side of the Thematic Duet, with the Iberians (Andrea Fuentes and Gemma Mengual) covering one leg and the North Americans (Tracy Little and Elise Marcotte) covering both of them. For the first time in the history of a FINA synchronised swimming competition, swimmers performed with covered legs or shoes on their feet: an image that may shock the purists of the discipline, but that undoubtedly opens a wide range of new opportunities in the discipline. For the television crews and the photographers present in Madrid, it was certainly a pleasure to capture these moments; for the spectators and TV viewers, it surely constitutes a very positive and encouraging dimension in synchronised swimming.

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
Madrid
Link
05Dec2008

Madrid 2008, day 1: Spain shines on historical day for Synchro

The sport of synchronised swimming experienced historical moments on the first day of the 3rd FINA Synchro World Trophy, taking place in Madrid (ESP) from December 5-7. In the new event created for this competition, the Thematic Duet, the world discovered a new way of displaying this already spectacular discipline. The idea of this routine is to present a programme inspired by the culture of the host country (Spain); at the same time, swimmers are allowed to wear additional accessories during their presentation. All the eight duets present at the competition ‘played’ the game, but the ‘Award of Originality’ went to the pair from Great Britain: Olivia Allison and Jenna Randall marched on the platform with flamenco shoes and, to the surprise of the spectators and judges, continued their programme in the water with those shoes!

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
Madrid
Link
05Dec2008

FINA Synchro World Trophy 2008 - Madrid (ESP)

The competitions of the FINA Synchro World Trophy 2008 – Madrid (ESP) (5-7 December 2008) will be streamed live and free of charge on the FINA website.Live Streaming Schedule:Dec 5 - 12:00 ET - 2:00 pm ETDec 6 - 12:00 ET - 1:00 pm ETDec 7 - 11:00 am ET - 1:00 pm ET >> CLICK ON THE BANNER BELOW TO OPEN THE PLAYER

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
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04Dec2008

FINA Synchro World Trophy 2008 - Madrid (ESP)

The competitions of the FINA Synchro World Trophy 2008 – Madrid (ESP) (5-7 December 2008) will be streamed live and free of charge on the FINA website.Live Streaming Schedule:Dec 5 - 12:00 ET - 2:00 pm ETDec 6 - 12:00 ET - 1:00 pm ETDec 7 - 11:00 am ET - 1:00 pm ET >> CLICK ON THE BANNER BELOW TO OPEN THE PLAYER

Synchro World Trophy (2006 - 2016) 2015
Madrid
Link
04Dec2008

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