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Belgium, Germany, Japan and Russia celebrate victories on Day 2 of FINA Masters

06.08.2015, 16:30 Sport
Today the Akcharlak Swimming Pool hosted the women’s duet synchronised swimming events. Six duets from Belgium, Great Britain, Japan and Russia competed for medals across the 25-59 age groups.

According to Olga Brusnikina, three-time Olympic champion and director of the FINA Masters synchro swimming tournament, a small competition in the Masters Championships is explained by low popularity of synchronised swimming among former professional athletes. Therefore, outstanding results are mainly shown by synchro swimming beginners. “The World Masters Championships are very popular in the world. The tournament attracts fewer participants this year, as the Masters Championships usually take place a year after the Championships, but it is the first time when these two events are held concurrently. Some have not had enough time to get ready, some have not planned their time accordingly, because first and foremost, masters athletes treat participation in competitions as a hobby,” explained Brusnikina.

The winners in the duet synchronised swimming events were as follows:

  • Team Belgium earned gold in the 50-59 age group, silver and bronze went to Team Great Britain.
  • Team Germany celebrated gold medal in the 40-49 age group.
  • Team Russia topped the podium in the 30-39 age group.
  • The youngest trophy holders of Day 2 were representatives of Japan, winning in the 25-29 age group.

Tomorrow, on August 7, teams will perform their routines at the Arkcharlak Swimming Pool. Admission is free for all.

The competition schedule of the FINA World Masters Championships is available on the website

Synchronised swimming tournament at FINA Masters 2015. Duets
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