The Canadian senior national team with all their medals after a successful week. (Photo courtesy of Facebook.)
Alexandroupoli, Greece hosted stop number two on this year’s FINA Artistic Swimming World Series Competition rom April 5-7. The events being contested were the solo technical, solo free, duet technical, duet free, mixed duet technical, mixed duet free, team technical, team free, and team highlight.
Canada won gold in the team free event with a score of 88.8. Earlier in the competition, they won silver in the team technical routine. On the last day, the team won silver in the team highlight event.
Claudia Holzner and Jacqueline Simoneau won bronze in the technical duet event, and then another bronze in the free duet event. In between her duet commitments, Simoneau also won bronze in the solo technical and free event. She was only 0.17 points behind the first place winner from Italy in the solo free event. Italy, Ukraine, Greece, and Israel joined Canada as regular countries on top of the leader board.
The Canadians have been practicing new routines for this competitive season and evidently they are paying off on the international stage. The next competition of the World Series takes place April 19th to 21st in Kazan, Russia.