Bradley-Smith and Powell land duet gold
1 December 2013
Phoebe Bradley-Smith and Lois Powell landed top honours with duet gold on the final day of the 2013 British Gas ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships in Gloucester.
The City of Birmingham pair scored 67.6667 for their free routine to take overall victory in the 15-17 years age group on 129.0481.
Click here for full results from day three of the 2013 British Gas ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships.Rushmoor’s Emma Carpenter and Lara Hockin also impressed with their duet routine on the final day, scoring the highest total of the domestic entries with 67.7333.
Their combined figures score of 61.2193 secured them overall silver on 128.9526 while Walsall’s Eleanor Holder and Kate Reynolds claimed bronze on 127.0048 after scoring 65.7000 for their free routine.
Two pairs from the British Gas GBR Synchronised Swimming Team also took part in the 15-17 years duet competition as invitational entries.
Genevieve Randall and Lucy Bowes came out as top pair with 78.5667 for their routine and an overall score of 147.8761 while Amy Campbell and Hannah Randall scored 77.4667 for an overall tally of 146.1319.
Hannah Mulshaw and Emma Critchley emerged victorious in the 13-14 years age group duet competition after an impressive free routine.
The Reading Royals pair scored 65.7667 for an overall tally of 130.3889 to land the top prize and book Critchley a second visit to the podium after her bronze in the solo competition.
After her gold in the solo, City of Leeds’ Rebecca Richardson continued a fine meet with duet silver, combining with Melissa Knapton to score 64.4333 for their free routine and 128.5481 overall.
Rushmoor’s Danielle Cooper and Zoe James claimed the third podium place, scoring 63.0333 for their free routine and 122.9778 overall.
Having combined for duet gold on day two in Gloucester, Bristol Central’s Isabelle Thorpe and Kate Shortman continued their dominance of the youngest age group (9-12 years) with gold and silver in the solo.
Matching their figures results, Thorpe finish narrowly ahead of her teammate, scoring 68.7000 for her free routine and 134.8158 overall compared to Shortman’s 67.8000 for a final score of 133.2058.
City of Leeds’ Natalie Stephenson-Quayle won the battle for bronze, scoring 62.3333 for her free routine to finish on 124.0821.
Thorpe and Shortman were back on the podium later in the day as Bristol Central completed their clean sweep of the 9-12 years age group with team gold.
The team of Thorpe, Shortman, Cerys Hughes, Daniella Lloyd, Jemima Langdon, Jessica Smith, Luca Scofield-Yarme, Maya Dejaegher and Minnie Strange (RES) received 62.3667 for their free routine for a winning total of 120.8896.
Reading Royals 56.9333 to claim silver on 112.6701 while Rugby completed the podium with 56.4000 for a score of 109.7714.
The Royals went one better in the 13-14 years age group, securing team gold ahead of Bristol Central (67.2667, 126.0195) and Rushmoor (63.3333, 121.8577).
Duet gold medallists Mulshaw and Critchley were involved again and teamed up with Alexandra Turrell, Jenny Bates, Marissa Gray, Millie Harris, Raffaella Stewart, Victoria Usher and Liberty James (RES) as the Berkshire swimmers scored 66.5667 for their free routine to finish on 126.7417.
Finally, Bristol Central were the only domestic team to beat the 70 point marker in their free routine as they claimed team gold in the 15-17 years age group.
Solo gold medallist Corrie Leech returned for her second gold of the meet while Charlotte Sissons, Edie Turner, Elise Denner, Harriet Langdon, Holly Morgan, Jemima Pike and Rachael Lawrence combined for 71.3000 and a final tally of 131.5463.
Rushmoor (67.7667, 127.3893) claimed silver while Reading Royals (66.0000, 123.9069) ensured they medalled in all three team competitions with bronze.
The British senior team also competed as an invitational entry, receiving 79.3000 in their free routine for an overall score of 148.2798.