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Thorpe and Shortman land duet gold on day two

1st December 2012

Passion, ambition and energy filled the performances on day two of the British Gas ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships at GL1 Leisure Centre in Gloucester.

Bristol Central SC swimmers Isabelle Thorpe and Kate Shortman performed an energetic and ambitious routine in the U12 Duet to win gold with a score of 124.003

It was so exciting swimming in a competition like this and winning was very inspiring.

“I am really happy with our routine,” said Shortman. “We made a few mistakes but we worked together and it paid off. It was so exciting swimming in a competition like this and winning was very inspiring.”

Greta Hampson and Natalie Stephenson Quayle (City of Leeds SSC) took silver with 117.671 ahead of Bristol Central’s Daniella Lloyd and Niamh Allanson Campbell who scored 116.832 for bronze.

Trafford Synchro’s Lucy Bowes finished top of the pile to claim gold in the 13/15 age group Solo.

Bowes performed a passionate routine to defend her title with a score of 132.540.

“I wanted to get going with my routine and felt the music I picked did just that,” said Bowes. “I have done a lot of training for this competition and I am so happy.”

I have done a lot of training for this competition and I am so happy

Rushmoor’s Imogen Smith took silverwith a score of 130.770 while Elise Denner (Bristol Central SC) claimed bronze with 124.324.

City of Preston’s Bethan Heap and Shoannon McGinty showed precision and great flexibility to win gold in the 18/19 age group Duet competition with a score of 125.009.

Alice Dale and Emma Holloway (Bristol Central) claimed second position on the podium with 123.852 with Trafford Synchro’s Emma Bowes and Jessica Southward third with 120.334.

The evening session saw tough competition in the 15/16/17 age group solos.

Amy Campbell (Rushmoor) ultimately took gold after an outstanding routine to score 132.577.

Bristol Central’s Genevieve Randall came just shy, with an overall score of 132.176 for silver while Reading Royals’ reigning British champion Rhiannon Williams took home bronze with 131.739.

The final event of the day was the 18/19 age group solos.

Bristol Central SC added to their medal tally as Charlotte Frost (128.893) and Emma Holloway (125.854) took home gold and silver, both showing great energy and complexity in their routines.

Shannon McGinty (City of Preston Aquatics SC) claimed the bronze medal with a score of 124.461.

Useful Links

  • Click here for full results from the British Gas ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships 2012.
  • Day One report
  • Day Three report
  • Photos from this event are available to view and purchase here (Username: synchro, Password: nationals)
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