Sterling performances on day one of the Age Group Synchro Champs
29 November 2013
15 teams took to the water in the 12 & Under Recreational Combination to open the event at GL1 leisure centre in Gloucester.
The 10 strong Reading Royals team put in a dramatic performance to take the top spot convincingly with 57.0 points, it was a battle for second place, claimed by both Stockport Metro and Walsall in 53. No bronze medal was awarded.
In the 18/19 Recreational Duet, Potters Bar’s Abigail Smith and Emma Desmond took gold with a score of 55.3.
In the 13/14 Recreational Combination Competition Bristol Central put in a spectacular performance to claim the top podium spot with a score of 60.0. The standard was extremely high and they were closely followed by City of Salford whose cowboy inspired routine scored 58. The bronze medal went to a deserving Walsall, who scored 56.0 for their fast-paced Jame Bond display.
Bristol’s Kasia Arnold said, “The routine went really well but we didn’t expect a gold medal. When we were planning the routine we all had different ideas and our coach put them all together to make something awesome.”
There was tough competition in the 19 & Under Recreatonal Combination Competiton with some spectacular performances. A strong Walsall team took to the water first and got the 19 and under competition underway in impressive style, scoring 62.3. None of the remaining 17 teams had an answer and Walsall secured gold followed by Aquavision with a circus themed display (60.6) and an equally fun and frivolous routine from City of Birmingham (60.3).
There were six teams in the mix in the 15/16/17 combination. A fun and energetic routine to Pink’s “Trouble” ensured Bristol got the gold recording a score of 61.0. Salford’s Nicki Minaj mash-up earned them 59.3 for silver. The bronze medal was claimed by Halifax scoring 57.3.
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